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Water for Elephants


 On Sale: 29/03/2007
 Formats:     Trade paperback | Trade paperback | Trade paperback | E-Book
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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 for Water for Elephants

“Dazzling. . . . Unforgettable.”
— Edmonton Journal

ISBN: 9780006391555; ISBN10: 0006391559; On Sale: 29/03/2007; Format: Trade paperback; Trimsize: ; Pages: 388; $16.50; Ages: 1 and Up