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Water for elephants : a novel

Author: Sara Gruen; OverDrive, Inc.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView 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: Love stories
Historical fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)61362217
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Gruen; OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN: 9781565125858 1565125851
OCLC Number: 785745097
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Alqonguin Books, 2006. Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Kindle (file size: 3464 KB).
Description: 335 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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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