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Reader's Digest Condensed Books: The Courtship of Peggy McCoy; Lily Daw and the Three Ladies; Monkeys on the Interstate
Reader's Digest Condensed Books The Courtship of Peggy McCoy Lily Daw and the Three Ladies Monkeys on the Interstate Author:Sipherd, Ray; Welty, Eudora; Hanna, Jack and Stravinsky, John 3 Condensed Books: — The Courtship of Peggy McCoy - Appropriate to the graying of America, this nautical love story features feisty protagonists who are both over 60. Peggy McCoy, a retired Navy nurse living on the Maine coast, is an expert sailor whose Thistle class boat is nearly capsized by a Navy cruiser under the temporary command of retired... more » rear admiral Charles Deering. Despite the near miss, romance ensues, blooming until Peggy and Charles, egged on by young friends Sarah Dodge and Ensign Joe Marino, decide to compete in a two-person sailing race, waging their own gender war. Some readers will be troubled that a woman beats a man only because he is too much the gentleman to claim his rightful victory, and that Joe makes a vital career decision involving Sarah without consulting her. Such sexist elements notwithstanding, those of a certain age will enjoy the romantic ambience of TV-writer Sipherd's first novel.
Lily Daw and the Three Ladies - The proper ladies of Victory, Mississippi, know just how to keep young Lily Daw out of trouble. But Lily has plans of her own.
Monkeys on the Interstate - When the Columbus Zoo (Ohio) hired Hanna as director in 1978, its chief attraction was the gorilla collection, but all the animals were caged and the buildings run-down. With hard work, imagination and a genius for promotion--this man could have given P. T. Barnum lessons--Hanna revamped and revived the zoo, turning it into one of the finest in the country. Since his childhood, he has loved animals; he had a home menagerie, ran a pet shop and petting zoo, worked for a wildlife adventure outfit. Written with Stravinsky (The Not So Great Moments in Sports), here is a collection of exuberant stories about the Columbus Zoo: successful breeding of endangered species, animal births and deaths, escapes (the monkeys of the title went north on I-71 to Cleveland in seven months), local and national TV appearances (Good Morning America ; Late Night with David Letterman), safari adventures.« less