Hannah's Dream is a well-crafted, heartfelt story of a 41-year love affair between an elephant named Hannah and her long-time keeper, Samson "Sam" Brown. The tale is set at the fictional Max L. Biedelman Zoo in Washington State. The zoo was the proud creation of Maxine (Max was a woman, the daughter of a lumber magnate) Biedelman, who found her greatest joy in the green hills of Africa. The zoo was bequeathed to the local city after her death, and its glory days are clearly behind it. Hannah isn't faring much better, despite Sam's loving attention, which includes regular treats from Dunkin' Donuts. She's got bad feet from spending most of her days (and nights) standing on concrete and seems to long for the company of other elephants--something she hasn't enjoyed in decades. Sam's health is poor and he clearly needs to retire, but won't give up his "sugar" until he knows she's going to be well-cared for.