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Water for elephants : a novel

Author: Sara Gruen
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [2008, ©2006]
Series: Instant book club.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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: Fiction
Historical fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Gruen
OCLC Number: 824304663
Notes: Imprint may vary.
A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title and a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders.
Description: 10 books in a cloth bag ; 15 x 20 cm + 1 folder.
Series Title: Instant book club.
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.

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