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WATER FOR ELEPHANTS

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Gruen (Riding Lesson, not reviewed) brings to life the world of a Depression-era traveling circus.Jacob Jankowski, a retired veterinarian living out his days in an assisted-living facility, drifts in and out of his memories: Only days before graduating from vet school in 1931, young Jake learns his parents have died and left him penniless. Leaving school, he hops a train that happens to belong to ... Read full review

Review: Water for Elephants

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Jennifer Krieger

Jacob Jankowski is pushing 90 and wallowing in a nursing home, abandoned by his family and surrounded by aged octogenarians who irk him with their senility. He has few pleasures in life an astute and friendly nurse named Rosemary and his vibrant memories. As Jacob lies in his bed, drifting in and out of sleep, lucidness and dreams, the compelling story of his experiences as a young man unfolds in ... Read full review


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