Water for Elephants: A Novel

Viva Catie!  1991-2007
by Sara Gruen | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1565125606 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingBkind2bookswing of Clarksville, Tennessee USA on 9/7/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by wingBkind2bookswing from Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Monday, September 07, 2015
Take a grief-stricken veterinary student and add a depression-era circus - mix in a dwarf, an elephant and a lovely equestrian - and you have Water for Elephants. This story is told in a retrospective manner - Jacob is ninety (or is it ninety-three?) and he's in an assisted living facility when the circus sets up a block down the street. This novel evokes the feel of the circus and their workers, both performers and the roustabouts. Jacob straddles the line as their almost-graduated veterinarian. I liked the bits with Jacob as an old man, looking back on his life and contrasting it with the frustrated man he is.

Quote to remember:

Age is a terrible thief. Just when you're getting the hang of life, it knocks your legs out from under you and stoops your back. It makes you ache and muddies your head and silently spreads cancer throughout your spouse.

Journal Entry 2 by wingBkind2bookswing at Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Saturday, June 27, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (6/27/2020 UTC) at Clarksville, Tennessee USA


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Journal Entry 3 by wingBasculawing at Ridley Park, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, July 02, 2020
Received in a box of books - thank you!

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