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Family secrets, power struggles, romance are issues in the human and chimpanzee worlds as well.
I found myself as interested in the drama of the chimp societies (at the sanctuary) as those of the human characters in the story.
Ms. Wesselmann skillfully introduces the reader to the world of primate psychology in her new novel "Captivity."
Debbie Wesselmann is an exceptional writer. In my opinion, it is unfortunate that she hasn't gotten more recognition in the publishing world for her writing skill and... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Tell Me A Story
This is a Great book for all to read. The delivery was fast and the price was great for such a large book.Published 20 months ago by B. Tomko
I enjoyed this book, it is NOT heavy reading. I had just read Sarah Gruens' Ape House and found this one in the reviews of her book.
So I read them both. Read more
What a great portrait of two siblings, four years apart in age, and how they deal with a family blessing of two years growing up with a chimp for a sister, or so they believed, and... Read morePublished on April 20, 2011 by Constance Michener
Dana Armstrong is the director of a chimpanzee sanctuary in South Carolina. The animals she and her under-funded staff tend to are primarily discards from experiments and research. Read morePublished on September 7, 2009 by Martin A Hogan
Debbie Lee Wesselmann has captured something very special with this book. She captured the tensions between early primate research and current understanding, between activism as an... Read morePublished on August 9, 2009 by Dawn Forsythe
I very rarely read fiction although I have a pile of such books that I intend to read someday, most of them bought very cheaply. Read morePublished on March 29, 2009 by Peter Durward Harris
One of the best books I've read in a very long time. True to the blurb on the dust jacket, this book kept me up late at night turning page after page. Read morePublished on December 4, 2008 by T. Orr
Ms. Wesselmann skillfully introduces the reader to the world of primate psychology in her new novel "Captivity." Protagonist Dr. Read morePublished on December 2, 2008 by David Zimmerman