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Water for Elephants

By Sara Gruen
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Publisher Description

Over 10,000,000 copies in print worldwide
#1 New York Times Bestseller
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A Newsday Favorite Book of 2006
A USA Today Bestseller
A Major Motion Picture starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz

Jacob Janowski’s luck had run out--orphaned and penniless, he had no direction until he landed on a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It was the Great Depression and for Jacob the circus was both his salvation and a living hell. There he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but brutal animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this group of misfits was one of love and trust, and ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.

1016 Reviews

Slightly Smiling Face“This was one of the only stories I've liked that had a love story plot in it. It's cute, sweet and lovely. The characters are realistic and it's an easy story to follow. You feel immersed in the story from start to finnish. Not asexual friendly, but still recommend.”
Believable charactersLikable charactersDescriptive writingFunny writingAddictiveBeautiful settingComicalRomanticAnimal abuseMisogyny
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RomanticComicalAbuseAnimal abuseBigotryOver-hypedPredictableStereotypical characters
Surprised Face with Open Mouth
Colorful personalitiesOriginal writingFast-pacedSuspensefulDescriptiveRealistic settingMemorableDisappointing romanceRushed ending
“I thought this book was ok. I loved the detail put into the circus life, but I wish there was more character development. You know more about the circus dwarf than you do about the heroine. I did like the ending though. Well worth the read.”
“Really enjoyed this. Was something different, loved the way it was told. Made a fabulous film too.”

About Sara Gruen

Sara Gruen is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of At the Water’s Edge,Water for Elephants, Ape House, Riding Lessons, and Flying Changes. 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 in 2011. She lives in western North Carolina with her husband and three sons, along with their dogs, cats, horses, birds, and the world’s fussiest goat.

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