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Reader's Voice Book Club kit for Water for elephants by Sara Gruen

Author: Sara Gruen; Reader's Voice Book Club (Bismarck, N.D.); Bismarck Public Library (Bismarck, N.D.)
Publisher: [Bismarck, N.D. : Bismarck Public Library, 2008]
Edition/Format:   Kit   Visual material : English
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A novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Sara Gruen
Material Type: Kit
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Gruen; Reader's Voice Book Club (Bismarck, N.D.); Bismarck Public Library (Bismarck, N.D.)
ISBN: 9781565125605 1565125606
OCLC Number: 262844774
Notes: Title supplied by cataloger.
Kit includes Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill Readers Round Table edition (c2006).
Includes readers' club guide in the back of the book.
Description: 10 bks. (350 p. ; 21 cm.) + 1 discussion guide (1 sheet, laminated ; 28 cm.) + 1 tips for leading a book club discussion (1 sheet, laminated ; 28 cm.) + 1 sign-out sheet (1 sheet ; 28 cm.) + 1 brochure (1 sheet, folded ; 22 cm.) ; in nylon bag 47 x 36 cm.
Other Titles: Water for elephants [discussion guide]
Book club kit for Water for elephants
Water for elephants

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A novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her.--From publisher description.

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