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Water for Elephants (Reprint) (Paperback) by Sara Gruen

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Jacob Jankowski, 90 years old and living in a nursing home, tells how, orphaned and penniless during the Great Depression, he became an animal trainer in a circus. In his days with the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth, he falls in love with the beautiful performer Marlena--and also with the delightful Rosie the elephant.
Ninety-something-year-old Jacob Jankowski remembers his time in the circus as a young man during the Great Depression, and his friendship with Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, and Rosie, the elephant, who gave them hope. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 350.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Author: Sara Gruen
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2007
TCIN: 11337184
UPC: 9781565125605
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-4099

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Mckenzie6 years ago
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    Ingeborg6 years ago
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      hippiechickie7 years ago
      This book hooked me from page one. I was at a friend's house and I saw it on her coffee table, picked it up, read five pages and immediately had to go get my own copy (as she wasn't done reading it yet). I FLEW through this book and would recommend it to anyone (and in fact I already have). It has e...  see moreof hippiechickie's review
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        It sucks you in!

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        Jennifer B7 years ago
        I bought this book a few days ago and I finished it in 3 days (reading it off and on when I had time). It is an amazing story! I promise you- you wont be dissappointed. It does however have a little sexual content. [...], Other than that the book was awesome.  see moreof Jennifer B's review
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