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Top 40 Book Club : December 2008
Water for Elephants SARA GRUEN When Jacob’s parents are killed, he runs away to join a second rate circus struggling to survive through the Great Depression ‘ ’ When Jacob Jankowski’s parents are killed in a car accident one week before his final veterinarian exams, he runs away and joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth – a second-rate circus struggling to survive through the Great Depression. Jacob is put in charge of the menagerie, where he meets the lovely equestrian star Marlena and her violent animal-trainer husband August. When Jacob and Marlena fall in love, events spiral out of control. 16