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Water for elephants : a novel

Author: Sara Gruen
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2007, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned, jumps onto a passing train, he enters the world of a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after town. A veterinary student, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus animals. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Love stories
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Gruen
ISBN: 9781741752953 1741752957
OCLC Number: 230731783
Description: 394 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Sara Gruen.

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This is a great, glorious, big-hearted novel set in a travelling circus touring the backblocks of America during the Great Depression of the early 1930s. It's a story of love and hate, trains and  Read more...

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