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Water for elephants : a novel

Author: Sara Gruen; OverDrive, Inc.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books, 2006.
Series: Overdrive.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView 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: Electronic books
Fiction
Historical fiction
Romance fiction
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)61362217
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Gruen; OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN: 9781742695273 1742695272 9781565125858 1565125851 9781616200817 1616200812
OCLC Number: 847838825
Notes: Electronic book.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Sydney : Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011. Available via World Wide Web.
Description: 1 online resource
Series Title: Overdrive.
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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