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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.

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An atmospheric tale of life and love in a Depression-era traveling circus.

Synopsis:

An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932, by the bestselling author of "Riding Lessons.

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.

Beautifully written, "Water for Elephants is illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place. It tells a story of a love between two people that overcomes incredible odds in a world in which even love is a luxury that few can afford.

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Two star-crossed lovers share a mutual passion for a circus elephant named Rosie in this absorbing story. Loosely based on true events, this atmospheric, exquisitely written tale captures the world of the traveling circus and the Great Depression. Unabridged. 9 CDs.

About the Author

SARA GRUEN is the best selling author of Riding Lessons and Water for Elephants. She is an animal lover who lives with her husband, three children, five cats, two goats, a dog, and a horse in an environmentalist community north of Chicago.
Stage and screen actor DAVID LEDOUX has lent his voice to several Audie® Award-nominated audiobooks.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781598870626
Author:
Gruen, Sara
Publisher:
HighBridge Audio
Read:
LeDoux, David
Read:
Jones, John Randolph
Author:
Jones, John
Author:
Jones, John Randolph
Author:
LeDoux, David
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Circus
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unabridged; 11.5 hours on 10 CDs
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
660
Dimensions:
5.94x5.72x1.13 in. .60 lbs.
Media Run Time:
690

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Product details 660 pages HighBridge Audio - English 9781598870626 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An atmospheric tale of life and love in a Depression-era traveling circus.
"Synopsis" by , An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932, by the bestselling author of "Riding Lessons.

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.

Beautifully written, "Water for Elephants is illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place. It tells a story of a love between two people that overcomes incredible odds in a world in which even love is a luxury that few can afford.

"Synopsis" by , Two star-crossed lovers share a mutual passion for a circus elephant named Rosie in this absorbing story. Loosely based on true events, this atmospheric, exquisitely written tale captures the world of the traveling circus and the Great Depression. Unabridged. 9 CDs.

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