WFE ~ Book Summary


Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen:
“An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1931, 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, drifters, 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.” (Source)

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Published on March 26, 2010 at 12:57 am  Comments (3)  

3 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. The summary looks good.

  2. I was glad to find your blog! I think this will be a fabulous movie and I can’t wait to see it. I already expect that I will buy it on DVD!

    I read WFE after I knew that RPattz was cast for Jacob. I think he is PERFECT for the role. I could see him in my mind while I was reading it!

    What was Marlena’s age in the book? I was thinking she was older than Jacob, but maybe I am thinking of Reese’s and Rob’s real ages!

    Thanks! I will be checking back here on your blog!

  3. Awesome…thanks for sharing!


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