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Water For Elephants

Water For Elephants
Author: Sara Gruen
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781444715989
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When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits - the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth - a second-rate travelling circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. Jacob, a veterinary student who almost earned his degree, 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. 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. Water for Elephants was a major movie starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon.
Water for Elephants
Language: un
Pages: 418
Authors: Sara Gruen
Categories: Circus
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits - the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth - a second-rate travelling circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. Jacob, a veterinary student who almost earned his degree, 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. 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. Water for Elephants was a major movie starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon.
Water for Elephants
Language: un
Pages: 350
Authors: Sara Gruen
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-01 - Publisher: Algonquin Books
Ninety-something-year-old Jacob Jankowski remembers his time in the circus as a young man during the Great Depression, and his friendship with Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, and Rosie, the elephant, who gave them hope. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.
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Water for Elephants
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Sara Gruen
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05-01 - Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Set in a travelling circus touring the backblocks of America during the Great Depression of the early 1930s this is a story of love and hate, trains and circuses, dwarves and fat ladies, horses and elephants - or to be more specific, one elephant, Rosie, star of Benzini Bros Most Spectacular Show on Earth . . . Now a major motion picture.
At the Water's Edge
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Sara Gruen
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-31 - Publisher: Bond Street Books
In her stunning new novel, Gruen returns to the kind of storytelling she excelled at in Water for Elephants: a historical timeframe in an unusual setting with a creature who may or may not be the hero of the story. After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year in high society Philadelphia on New Year's Eve of 1942, Maddie and Ellis Hyde are cut off financially by Ellis's father, a former army colonel who is already embarrassed by his son's inability to serve in WWII due to color-blindness. Ellis decides that the only way to regain his father's favor is to succeed in a venture his father attempted and very publicly failed at: he will hunt the famous Loch Ness monster and, when he finds it, he will restore his father's name and return to his father's good graces (and pocketbook). Joined by their friend Hank, a wealthy socialite, the three make their way to Scotland in the midst of war. Each day, the two men go off to hunt the monster, while another monster, Hitler, is devastating Europe. Meanwhile, Maddie undergoes a social awakening: to the harsh realities of life, to the beauties of nature, to a
Flying Changes
Language: en
Pages: 342
Authors: Sara Gruen
Categories: Families
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Allen & Unwin
A novel of riding and romance, the sequel to Riding Lessons takes up the story of equestrienne, Annemarie Zimmer in a poignant and exhilarating story of embracing life and riding free, from the best-selling author of Water For Elephants.
Riding Lessons
Language: en
Pages: 353
Authors: Sara Gruen
Categories: Animal rights activists
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Once a world-class equestrienne with dreams of Olympic glory, a tragic accident changed Annemarie's life forever. Twenty years later she returns home with a troubled teenager in tow and glimpses a white striped gelding that sparks an obsession that could shatter her fragile world. A beautifully moving and hopeful novel of second chances from the best selling author of Water For Elephants.
Ape House
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Sara Gruen
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-03 - Publisher: Hachette UK
The New York Times bestseller - of how six bonobo apes change the lives of three humans, from master storyteller Sara Gruen, author of the international bestseller, Water for Elephants. These bonobos are no ordinary apes. Like others of their species, they are capable of reason and carrying on deep relationships - but, unlike most bonobos, they also know American Sign Language. Isabel Duncan, a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, doesn't understand people, but animals she gets, especially the bonobos. Isabel feels more comfortable in their world than she's ever felt among humans . . . until she meets John Thigpen, a very married reporter who braves the ever-present animal rights protesters outside the lab to see what's really going on inside. When an explosion tears apart the lab, severely injuring Isabel and 'liberating' the apes to an unknown destination, John's human interest piece turns into the story of a lifetime.
The Kitchen House
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Kathleen Grissom
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-21 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"In 1790, Lavinia, a seven-year-old Irish orphan with no memory of her past, arrives on a tobacco plantation where she is put to work as an indentured servant with the kitchen house slaves. Though she becomes deeply bonded to her new family, Lavinia is also slowly accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. As time passes she finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds and when loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare and lives are at risk."--Publisher's description.
The Giant's House
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Elizabeth McCracken
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-31 - Publisher: Random House
‘Every so often a novel comes along which transcends whimsy with the beauty of its writing. Elizabeth McCracken's small masterpiece is one of these' Guardian A powerful and unique story about connection, showing that miracles can happen – even across a library circulation desk. The year is 1950, and in a small town on Cape Cod twenty-eight year old librarian Peggy Cort feels as if love and life have stood her up. That is, until the day James Carlson Sweatt – the 'over-tall' eleven year old boy who's the talk of the town – walks into her library and changes her life for ever. Two misfits whose lonely paths cross at the circulation desk, Peggy and James are odd candidates for friendship. In James, Peggy discovers the one person who's ever really understood her, and as he grows – six foot five at age twelve, then seven foot, then eight – so does their most singular romance. *Perfect for readers who loved Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine*