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The runaway international bestseller by “the must-read author of summer” (Ottawa Citizen)

Orphaned and penniless at the height of the Depression, Jacob Jankowski escapes everything he knows by jumping on a passing train—and inadvertently runs away with the circus. So begins

Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen’s darkly beautiful tale about the characters who inhabit the less-than-greatest show on earth.

Jacob finds a place tending the circus animals, including a seemingly untrainable elephant named Rosie. He also comes to know Marlena, the star of the equestrian act—and wife of August, a charismatic but cruel animal trainer. Caught between his love for Marlena and his need to belong in the crazy family of travelling performers, Jacob is freed only by a murderous secret that will bring the big top down.

Water for Elephants is an enchanting page-turner, the kind of book that creates a world that engulfs you from the first page to the last. A national bestseller in Canada and a New York Times bestseller in the United States, this is a book destined to become a beloved fiction classic.

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Critical Praise

?Dazzling. . . . Unforgettable.? (Edmonton Journal) —

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780006391555
  • ISBN 10: 0006391559
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial Canada
  • On Sale: 03/29/2007
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price: 16.50 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / General

Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen

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