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Extended Audio Sample My Gentle Barn: Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope, by Hillary Huber, Ellie Laks Click for printable size audiobook cover
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In this inspiring memoir, Ellie Laks shares how her lifelong love of animals led her to found the Gentle Barn, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abused and neglected animals.

Founder Ellie Laks started the Gentle Barn after adopting a sick goat from a run-down petting zoo in 1999. Some two hundred animals later (including chickens, horses, pigs, cows, rabbits, emus, and more), the Gentle Barn has become an extraordinary nonprofit that brings together a volunteer staff of community members and at-risk teens to rehabilitate abandoned and/or abused animals. As Ellie teaches the volunteers to care for the animals, they learn a new language of healing that works wonders on the humans as well. 

My Gentle Barn weaves together the story of how the Barn came to be what it is today with Ellie’s own journey. Filled with heartwarming animal stories and inspiring recoveries, My Gentle Barn is a feel-good account that will delight animal lovers and memoir readers alike.

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  • “The saga of Laks and her animal sanctuary is enormously compelling…Laks brings so much raw emotion to her narrative that readers will find themselves moved to tears over the lives of goats and cows. Intimate, powerful, and shocking in its revelations about the food we eat, My Gentle Barn is not easily forgotten. This is a book to talk about and return to; it’s a life changer, plain and simple.”

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