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

Gruen, Sara. (Author). Ledoux, David. (Added Author). Jones, John Randolph. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781598872729 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1598872729 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge Co., 2006.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 11:32:22.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones.
Summary, etc.:
Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. There he meets the freaks, grifters, and misfits that populate this world. He introduces us to Marlena, beautiful star of the equestrian act; to August, her charismatic but twisted husband (and the circus's animal trainer); and to Rosie, the seemingly untrainable elephant Jacob cares for. Beautifully written, with a luminous sense of time and place, Water for elephants tells of love in a world in which love's a luxury few can afford.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 165832 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Circus > Fiction.
Depressions > Fiction.
Circus performers > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Love stories.

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