Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

Water For Elephants


One of the girls in book club recommended this book. I loved the cover (not the one shown) and was intrigued by the prologue – were we meant to think Rosie was a person? Or did I just not read carefully enough?

This book was a real page turner for me – I read it in two days. I was enthralled by the stories of the circus train – the toothless lion, the fat woman who died and was promenaded around town in the hippo tank, the elephant that stole the lemonade, etc.

This is a well researched novel written in a light, easy style. I can easily see it being made into a film. Read it for the information about circus life in the depression.

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