Books by Elizabeth Hess

NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2008

"Though long and sometimes rambling, this troubling narrative raises important questions about humans' relationships with and responsibility toward other primates."
Sympathetic account of a chimpanzee raised in a human family and taught sign language. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 1998

"As Hess makes all too clear, shelters aren't slaughterhouses but sanctuaries, witness—protection programs for animals that are more refugees—from neglect or abuse or abandonment—than strays. (Author tour)"
A revelatory, smartly written account of the workings at an impressive animal shelter in New York State, from Village Voice art critic (and shelter volunteer) Hess. Read full book review >