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 Post subject: Water for ELephants - Sara Gruen
PostPosted: September 4th, 2007, 2:31 pm 
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Picked this up last week to read on vacation...had heard good things from friends and other reviewers...and it did not disappoint! A very fast read. Takes place between current day (when main character is older) and 1931 (where main story takes place) - about this man who suffered a traumatic event, left his life (about to finish vet school) and joined a train circus. He faces many many challenges as he adapts to the circus life - learning about the heirarchy, forbidden love and love for the animals he cares for who are often beat by the animal director.

Anyway - it's in tradepaper @ indigo...really really great book!


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:shock: :shock:

What a good book. Wow, I loved it. I never would of thought I'd read a book about a Depression-Era Circus. I'm glad I did. Did you read the interview with the author at the end of the book, Paella? She tells how a lot of what happens in the book was from true happenings, like the elephant stealing the lemonade.


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Yeah that really clinched the whole book for me - it was great regardless, but I liked that little interview :)


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