RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 61362217 LA English T1 Water for elephants : a novel A1 Gruen, Sara., PB Algonquin Books PP Chapel Hill, N.C. YR 2006 SN 1565124995 9781565124998 AB 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.