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Water for elephants : a novel / Sara Gruen.

Gruen, Sara. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch FPB GRU WAT (Text) 34207002195940 Adult Fiction PB Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle F GRUE (Text) 39231032109536 Adult Fiction Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781565125605 (pbk.) :
  • Physical Description: 335 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007.

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Includes a reader's guide.
Summary, etc.:
A novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her.--From publisher description.
Subject: Circus > Fiction.
Depressions > 1929 > Fiction.
Circus performers > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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