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Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen - Paperback - May 2007 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000003156)

Water for Elephants: A Novel

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Water for Elephants: A Novel

by Sara Gruen

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Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, May 2007. Trade Paperback. New. Pristine inside and out. Not a remainder. 350 pages with readers guide.


Water for Elephants is a historical novel by Sara Gruen. The novel centers on Jacob Jankowski and his experiences in a travelling circus called The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Gruen originally wrote the novel as part of National Novel Writing Month.


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On Dec 2 2010, The Libriquarian, IOBA said:
Mildly entertaining, a quick read. In the back of the edition I read, there was a whole appendix entitled "Questions for discussion". Really!? What was there to discuss? It's not as if this is Shelley's Frankenstein. Not that I have anything against the book, but I can't imagine anything more than a passing conversation: "Hey, have you read Water for Elephants?" "Yes, I have." "So what did you think?" "Um, it was pretty good."


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Water for Elephants: A Novel
Sara Gruen
Trade Paperback
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Algonquin Books
Place of Publication
Chapel Hill
Date published
May 2007
fiction, history, historical, circus, performers, depression, 1929
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History; Fiction;

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