Water for Elephants
Score: 4
From 689 Ratings

Water for Elephants


  • Author : Sara Gruen
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Circus
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1011703771


Water for Elephants Book Description :

A novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, 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....

Water for Elephants
Score: 4
From 3,674 Ratings

Water for Elephants


  • Author : Sara Gruen
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2011-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781742695273


Water for Elephants Book Description :

Set in a travelling circus touring the backblocks of America during the Great Depression of the early 1930s this is a story of love and hate, trains and circuses, dwarves and fat ladies, horses and elephants - or to be more specific, one elephant, Rosie, star of Benzini Bros Most Spectacular Show on Earth . . . Now a major motion picture....

A Study Guide for Sara Gruen s  Water for Elephants

A Study Guide for Sara Gruen s Water for Elephants


  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410339539


A Study Guide for Sara Gruen s Water for Elephants Book Description :

A Study Guide for Sara Gruen's "Water for Elephants," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Newsmakers for Students for all of your research needs....

Editha

Editha


  • Author : William Dean Howells
  • Publisher : Creative Education
  • Release Date : 1993-09
  • Genre: War
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0886825857


Editha Book Description :

A girl with a romantic concept of war has her beliefs challenged when her fiance goes off to fight....

Riding Lessons
Score: 3
From 31 Ratings

Riding Lessons


  • Author : Sara Gruen
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061753237


Riding Lessons Book Description :

As a world-class equestrian and Olympic contender, Annemarie Zimmer lived for the thrill of flight atop a strong, graceful animal. Then, at eighteen, a tragic accident destroyed her riding career and Harry, the beautiful horse she cherished. Now, twenty years later, Annemarie is coming home to her dying father's New Hampshire horse farm. Jobless and abandoned, she is bringing her troubled teenage daughter to this place of pain and memory, where ghosts of an unresolved youth still haunt the fields and stables—and where hope lives in the eyes of the handsome, gentle veterinarian Annemarie loved as a girl . . . and in the seductive allure of a trainer with a magic touch. But everything will change yet again with one glimpse of a white striped gelding ...

Ape House
Score: 3.5
From 111 Ratings

Ape House


  • Author : Sara Gruen
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2010-09-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307367952


Ape House Book Description :

From the author of Water for Elephants comes the story of a family of bonobo apes that is violently torn from their laboratory by animal liberation activists and placed on a TV reality show. Like Gruen's phenomenal bestseller Water for Elephants, this novel explores humans' relationships with animals and shows that animals have much to teach people about what it means to be human....

At the Water s Edge
Score: 3.5
From 1,852 Ratings

At the Water s Edge


  • Author : Sara Gruen
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2015-03-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385684897


At the Water s Edge Book Description :

In her stunning new novel, Gruen returns to the kind of storytelling she excelled at in Water for Elephants: a historical timeframe in an unusual setting with a creature who may or may not be the hero of the story. After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year in high society Philadelphia on New Year's Eve of 1942, Maddie and Ellis Hyde are cut off financially by Ellis's father, a former army colonel who is already embarrassed by his son's inability to serve in WWII due to color-blindness. Ellis decides that the only way to regain his father's favor is to succeed in a venture his father attempted and very publicly failed at: he will hunt the famous Loch Ness monster and, when he finds it, he will restore his father's name and return t...

Flying Changes
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

Flying Changes


  • Author : Sara Gruen
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061829970


Flying Changes Book Description :

There is a time to move on, a time to let go . . . and a time to fly. “Sara Gruen writes with passionate precision about horses and their humans and the healing power of love.”—Maryanne Stahl, author of Forgive the Moon Anxiety rules Annemarie Zimmer’s days—the fear that her relationship with the man she loves is growing stagnant; the fear that equestrian daughter Eva’s dreams of Olympic glory will carry her far away from her mother . . . and into harm’s way. For five months, Annemarie has struggled to make peace with her past. But if she cannot let go, the personal battles she has won and the heights she has achieved will have all been for naught. It is a time of change at Maple Brook Horse Farm, when loves must be confronted head-on a...

The Circus in Winter
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

The Circus in Winter


  • Author : Cathy Day
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2005-07-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547864563


The Circus in Winter Book Description :

From 1884 to 1939, the Great Porter Circus made the unlikely choice to winter in an Indiana town called Lima, a place that feels as classic as Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, and as wondrous as a first trip to the Big Top. In Lima an elephant can change the course of a man's life-or the manner of his death. Jennie Dixianna entices men with her dazzling Spin of Death and keeps them in line with secrets locked in a cedar box. The lonely wife of the show's manager has each room of her house painted like a sideshow banner, indulging her desperate passion for a young painter. And a former clown seeks consolation from his loveless marriage in his post-circus job at Clown Alley Cleaners. Cathy Day follows the circus people into their everyday lives and...