10.4.13

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, by Sara Gruen

It's hard to top the reviews of this award-winning book, deservedly a best seller. It's a beguiling memoir told by a 93-year old ex-circus man, which will sweep you into the long-gone world of quirky performers, fabulous beasts, conniving owners, sad clowns, and the dangers and delights of a traveling circus. Animal doctor Jacob Jankowski's memories bring the past to vivid life, from personal to circus disaster, with a wealth of detail that will keep you riveted. Perfectly wonderful book, a 5+, a fun read but thought-provoking for a book group.