by Sara GruenPrint book : Fiction  |  1st ed
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Good except the ending   (2011-04-08)
I really enjoyed this story until the very end. I want to be very careful not to spoil, so I'll leave it at that. This was the best of Ms. Gruen's offerings and I recommend this for adults and children 14 and up. Very well researched topic and quite believable.
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Debut by Gruen is a Winner   (2006-09-29)
Sometimes you pick up a book just because the title grabs you. This was the case with Water for Elephants. Told in flashbacks by 90, or perhaps 93 year old, Jacob Jankowski, nursing home resident, this debut by Gruen is a keeper and one you'll want to share with others. Young Jacob is studying to be...
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Water for elephants   (2006-09-13)
It's funny. It's sad. He's 91 (or maybe 93) and in a nursing home. He's grumpy, grumpy, grumpy. But not as grumpy as the others living there, so he thinks. He's young, and getting a job in a circus during the Depression. Life is hard, the living is hard, the working is hard, the loving is hard. In the...