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Russell Readers: Like Water For Elephants

Life is good for Jacob Jankowski. He's about to graduate from veterinary school and about to bed the girl of his dreams. Then his parents are killed in a car crash, leaving him in the middle of the Great Depression with no home, no family, and no career. Almost by accident, Jacob joins the circus. There he falls in love with the beautiful performer Marlena, who is married to the circus' psychotic animal trainer. He also meets the other love of his life, Rosie the elephant. This lushly romantic novel travels back in forth in time between Jacob's present day in a nursing home and his adventures in the surprisingly harsh world of 1930s circuses.

Book Club Info
Title: 
Water for Elephants
Author: 
Sara Gruen
Jacket image: 
http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/1565124995/COVER_GIF
ISBN: 
1565124995
Event Info
Date: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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