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Water for elephants

Author: Sara Gruen; Jennifer Christiansen; Moline Public Library (Ill.)
Publisher: Moline, IL ; Moline Public Library, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Kit : 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: Historical fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Kit
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Gruen; Jennifer Christiansen; Moline Public Library (Ill.)
ISBN: 9781565125605 1565125606
OCLC Number: 143106686
Notes: Book: Water for elephants : a novel / Sara Gruen. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books, 2007. 350 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Description: 10 books, discussion guide ; in plastic container 16 x 35 x 25.
Contents: Contains: multiple copies of the book, a binder with discussion questions for book groups, author biographies, reviews, reading group guidelines, and background geographic information.
Responsibility: [compiled by Jennifer Christiansen].

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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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