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Water for elephants [electronic resource] : a novel / Sara Gruen.

By: Gruen, Sara.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007Edition: 1st pbk. ed.Description: 1 online resource (350 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781565125858 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions); 1565125851 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions).Subject(s): Circus -- Fiction | Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction | Circus performers -- Fiction | Historical fiction | Love storiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Water for elephants.DDC classification: 813/.6 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold Summary: 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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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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