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Water for Elephants

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 931,828 Ratings and 61,042 Reviews

Book Description
Jacob Jankowski says: "I am ninety. Or ninety-three. One or the other." At the beginning of Water for Elephants, he is living out his days in a nursing home, hating every second of it. His life wasn't always like this, however, because Jacob ran away and joined the circus when he was twenty-one. It wasn't a romantic, carefree decision, to be sure. His parents were killed in an auto accident ... More
Book Information
PublisherThorndike Press
BindingHardcover (85 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages563
Publication Date10/2006
The Creators
About Sara Gruen (Author) : Sara Gruen is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of Riding Lessons, Flying Changes, and Water for Elephants. She is hard at work on her next novel, Ape House, which will hit bookstores in Octobe... more
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Reader Comments
6/15/2013 Donna McGarry said: Loved this book. I thought the writing was a little stiff at times, but the story was great.
tags: mystery, circus

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1/5/2012 teresa d said: Enjoyed!!!
tags: I read

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7/17/2011 Caroline Reynolds said: Wonderful book...loved the writing.
tags: I read

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6/3/2011 Kim Beals

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9/17/2009 Abbey Greenblatt said: This is my all time favorite book. Set in a circus setting this book provides something for everyone- romance, betrayal, violence, and everlasing love.
tags: I read, I recommend, Inspired me

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12/23/2008 Ali B tagged as: I recommend, love, circus, adult

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2/27/2008 Kathleen Stahl said: Another really good one.
tags: I read, I recommend

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8/7/2007 Sondra LaBrie tagged as: To Read

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