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Water for elephants : a novel

Autore: Sara Gruen
Editore: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books, ©2006.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Fiction : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Fiction
Historical fiction
Love stories
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Gruen, Sara.
Water for elephants.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books, ©2006
(OCoLC)607500393
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Sara Gruen
ISBN: 1565124995 9781565124998
Numero OCLC: 61362217
Descrizione: 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsabilità: 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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