I'm a librarian, so I usually have a pile of books from the library ready to read. Usually I have to keep renewing them or pay overdue fines since I can't ever get caught up! Today, I picked up Ape House by Sara Gruen (author of Water for Elephants). I can't wait to read it!
An excerpt from Publisher's Weekly:
"...[The story begins with] the bombing of the Great Ape Language Lab, a university research center dedicated to the study of the communicative behavior of bonobo apes. The blast, which terrorizes the apes and severely injures scientist Isabel Duncan, occurs one day after Philadelphia Inquirer reporter John Thigpen visits the lab and speaks to the bonobos, who answer his questions in sign language. After a series of personal setbacks, Thigpen pursues the story of the apes and the explosions for a Los Angeles tabloid, encountering green-haired vegan protesters and taking in a burned-out meth lab's guard dog. Meanwhile, as Isabel recovers from her injuries, the bonobos are sold and moved to New Mexico, where they become a media sensation as the stars of a reality TV show."