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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
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Jun 07, 08

Recommended to Lorraine by: Laurie
Recommended for: Circus lovers
Read in June, 2008

1930/1 and Jacob finds himself with a circus. Lucky for him he has vet training and makes himself amiable to the hardnosed animal boss and the ringleader. 93yr old Jacob tells his story of life with this circus as he awaits a trip from his nursing home to see a contemporary circus and deals with his aging body. It's no Stone Angel or Life of Pi though -- much more entertaining and less profound. It's about circus life during the Depression, about loyalty and friendship. And love, of course.

A nice book, nothing profound or astounding, but very enjoyable and easy to read. Good for a weekend at the beach.

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