My Gentle Barn book
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Nomi Isak is the collaborative writer on Ellie Laks’s memoir, My Gentle Barn.

“My Gentle Barn is a wonderful book. You’ll love Ellie Laks and the animals she rescued–and who rescued her back.” –Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig

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Ellie Laks has always loved animals and from the time she could walk she headed into the woods daily to be with them, sometimes bringing them home—much to her parents’ chagrin. In 1999, Ellie founded The Gentle Barn, an animal sanctuary that rescues and rehabilitates severely abused and neglected farm animals. Once the animals are healthy, they help Ellie heal at-risk inner-city and special-needs children.

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

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“If your heart has ever gone out to a stray animal on the side of the road glimpsed from a passing car, read this book. This is the inspirational story of a woman who followed her heart, becoming a skilled animal listener. Ellie Laks vividly describes how she rescued countless broken domesticated animals and then learned to decipher the language of their pain. In giving voice to the voiceless and love to the unloved, Laks healed her own damaged childhood, then blazed a trail for the salvaging of the lives of other at-risk kids. In the end, Laks and The Gentle Barn raises the bar for animal rescue operations and lowers the boom on animal abusers. I loved this book.” Jana Harris, author of HORSES NEVER LIE ABOUT LOVE

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Get Your Book Signed

If you’d like to meet Ellie and have her sign your copy of My Gentle Barn, you can visit the Gentle Barn on Sundays in Santa Clarita, CA, from 10am to 2pm.  To learn more visit The Gentle Barn website.




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