Water for Elephants

By Sara Gruen; David LeDoux (Read by); John Randolph Jones (Read by)
(HighBridge Audio, Compact Disc, 9781598870626, 10pp.)

Publication Date: May 2006

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Mass Market Paperback

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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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