Water for Elephants: A Novel

Author: Sara Gruen

Source: Personal Purchase

Format: Kindle
File Size: 542 KB

Print Length: 464 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1616200715

Publisher: Algonquin Books; Mti Rep edition (March 1, 2011) 

Language: English


As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It was there that he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great gray hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and, ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.
About the Author:

Sara Gruen is the author of the bestseller Riding Lessons and Flying Changes.
She lives north of Chicago with her husband, her three children, four cats, two
goats, two dogs, and a horse.

I really enjoyed this book. It is uniquely and well written from two perspectives of the same person. You definitely get drawn into the drama of the circus and invested in all of the characters. Sara keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. I do not want to give anything away but I was surprised at the ending!! I would definitely recommend and purchase this book to/for others.


    4 Hearts: Really Good
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