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Water for elephants : a novel

Author: Sara Gruen
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: Fiction
Historical fiction
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gruen, Sara.
Water for elephants.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books, c2006
(OCoLC)607500393
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Gruen
ISBN: 9781565125605 1565125606 1565124995 9781565124998 1442066075 9781442066076
OCLC Number: 61362217
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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