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Water For Elephants

Gruen, Sara. Book - 2006 Fiction, Adult Book / Fiction / Historical / Gruen, Sara 2 On Shelf

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Call Number: Fiction, Adult Book / Fiction / Historical / Gruen, Sara
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Westgate Branch

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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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PUBLISHED
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books, 2006.
Year Published: 2006
Description: 331 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

READING LEVEL
Lexile: 730

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
1616200707
1616200715
1565125606
1565124995

SUBJECTS
Circus -- Fiction.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction.
Circus performers -- Fiction.
Parents -- Death -- Fiction.
Elephants -- Fiction.
Circus animals -- Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Love stories.