Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Water for Elephants
By: Sara Gruen
"An utterly transporting novel richly full of the stuff of life"
A glorious big-hearted novel set in a travelling circus touring the back blocks of America during the Great depression.
Read the book BEFORE the movie comes out- staring Reese Witherspoon. The New York Times reviewed this as "An enchanting escapist fairy tale" Its about a circus, freaks, misfits, an elephant called "Rosie" a vet student called Jacob and Marlena- a beautiful equestrienne.
Water for Elephants has it all, warmth, humour, poignancy and love. It has energy and a spirit like a circus about to begin....