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Water for Elephants: A Novel

bySara Gruen

Paperback | April 6, 2007

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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.

About The Author

SARA GRUEN was born in Vancouver, lived in London, Ontario, andwent to university in Ottawa. She now lives with her husband and three childrenin a conservation community outside of Chicago. Her fiction debut,RidingLessons, was an international bestseller.Water for Elephantsis herthird novel. Visit her website atwww.saragruen.com.
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Title:Water for Elephants: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:April 6, 2007Publisher:HarperCollins Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006391559

ISBN - 13:9780006391555

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