It’s a bit of a late start, I know, but I hope you’ll join me this month for Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants. This well-received book focuses on elderly Jacob Jankowski, who joins a traveling circus after the death of his parents, using his veterinary skills to care for the animals, and becomes smitten with the animal trainer’s wife.
“For pure story, this colorful, headlong tale of a Depression-era circus simply can’t be beat. Heroes, villains, romance, a wild-animal stampede! Big fun from page 1.”—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly: “Best & Worst 2007” (Entertainment Weekly )
“You’ll get lost in the tatty glamour of Gruen’s meticulously researched world, from spangled equestrian pageantry and the sleazy side show to an ill-fated night at a Chicago speak-easy.”
—Washington Post (The Washington Post )
Pick up your copy at the Main Library’s circulation desk or click here to reserve your copy.