Water for Elephants
By (author) Sara Gruen
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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Book DescriptionThe international phenomenon - with over 10 million copies sold, made into a film with Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. The Great Depression 1929 - when Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits in the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth a second-rate travelling circus struggling to survive making one-night stands in town after endless town. Jacob, a veterinary student who almost earned his degree, is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. He meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, 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. Water for Elephants is illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place. It tells a story of a love between two people that overcomes incredible odds in a world in which even love is a luxury that few can afford.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780340962725
(197mm x 144mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Two Roads
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Sara Gruen
Sara Gruen is the internationally bestselling author of Water for Elephants and At The Water's Edge. Her works have been translated into forty-three languages and have sold more than ten million copies worldwide. Water for Elephants was adapted into a major motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon, Rob Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz. She lives in Western North Carolina with her husband and three children. saragruen.com facebook.com/SaraGruenBooks twitter.com/saragruen
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