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Water for Elephants

(2006)
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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.

Genre: Literary Fiction
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May 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Water for Elephants
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December 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Water for Elephants
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October 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Water for Elephants
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May 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Water for Elephants: A Novel
Author(s): Sara Gruen
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Title: Water For Elephants
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ISBN: 0-00-200777-0 / 978-0-00-200777-1 (UK edition)
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January 2006 : USA Library Binding

Title: Water for Elephants
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May 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Water For Elephants
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ISBN: 1-4434-4489-8 / 978-1-4434-4489-7 (Canada edition)
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Water for Elephants
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Water for Elephants by Gruen, Sara ( AUTHOR ) Mar-03-2011 Paperback
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Title: Water For Elephants Movie Tie-In Edition
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Title: Water for Elephants
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2011 : Australia Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Water for Elephants
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2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Water for Elephants: A Novel
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May 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Water for Elephants (Thorndike Paperback Bestsellers)
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ISBN: 1-59413-200-3 / 978-1-59413-200-1 (USA edition)
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Title: Water for Elephants: A Novel
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Water for Elephants
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ISBN: 0-340-93546-4 / 978-0-340-93546-0 (UK edition)
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Title: Water for Elephants
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October 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Water for Elephants
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ISBN: 0-340-93805-6 / 978-0-340-93805-8 (UK edition)
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Title: Water For Elephants
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2006 : Australia Mass Market Paperback
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ISBN: 1-74175-295-7 / 978-1-74175-295-3 (Australia edition)
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December 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Water for Elephants
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December 2015 : UK Audio edition
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November 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Water for Elephants (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Sara Gruen
ISBN: 1-5100-1851-4 / 978-1-5100-1851-8 (UK edition)
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May 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Water for Elephants
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May 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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May 2006 : UK Audio edition
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May 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Water for Elephants
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May 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Water for Elephants
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ISBN: 1-61573-036-2 / 978-1-61573-036-0 (USA edition)
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Author(s): Sara Gruen
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Title: Water For Elephants: A Novel
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July 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Water for Elephants: A Novel
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May 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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