Meet author Sara Gruen, who will be speaking at Chapters Rideau at 7 p.m.
Gruen, who is on tour to promote her new novel, Ape House — which explores humans’ relationships with animals and shows animals have much to teach people about what it means to be human — studied English literature at Carleton University.
Gruen is also the author of the bestselling Water For Elephants. In Ape House, Gruen moves her focus from a circus elephant to a family of bonobos. These bonobos, like others of their species, are capable of reason and of carrying on deep relationships.