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Water for elephants : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups]

Author: Sara Gruen; Williamsburg Regional Library.
Publisher: 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [Book discussion group ed.]View all editions and formats
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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
Historical fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Gruen; Williamsburg Regional Library.
ISBN: 1565125606 9781565125605
OCLC Number: 182859629
Notes: Contains interview with author and book-group discussion questions.
Title from tag attached to tote bag.
Assembled by the Adult Services staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library for use by book discussion groups.
Copies published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007 (imprint may vary).
Each copy: 350 p.
Target Audience: For use by: Book discussion groups in Virginia public libraries.
Description: 10 identical volumes in tote bag 29 x 34 x 10 cm : illustrations ; 21 cm + 1 resource guide
Other Titles: Gab bags
Responsibility: Sara Gruen.
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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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