WATER FOR ELEPHANTS

By Sara Gruen
Algonquin Books of Chapel HillApril 2007
www.algonquin.com

Paperback350 pages, $13.95, ISBN: 1565125606
Subject: Relationships /Coming of Age / American History

2006 Book Sense Book of the Year Award

"Water for Elephants resembles stealth hits like The Giant's House, by Elizabeth McCracken, or The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, books that combine outrageously whimsical premises with crowd-pleasing romanticism. . . . With a showman's expert timing, [Gruen] saves a terrific revelation for the final pages, transforming a glimpse of Americana into an enchanting escapist fairy tale." —The New York Times Book Review



"Gritty, sensual and charged with dark secrets involving love, murder and a majestic mute heroine (Rosie the Elephant)." —Parade

"Has a ringmaster's crowd-pleasing pace" —Entertainment Weekly

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