Water for elephants : a novel

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Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books, 2006.
1st ed.
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335 pages : illustrations ; 24cm
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IL: UG - BL: 4.4 - AR Pts: 14
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The world of the circus: to Jacob it was both salvation and a living hell. Jacob was there because his luck had run out-orphaned and penniless, he had no direction until he landed on this locomotive "ship of fools." It was the early part of the Great Depression, and everyone in this third-rate circus was lucky to have any job at all. Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, was there because she fell in love with the wrong man, a handsome circus boss with a wide mean streak. And Rosie the elephant was there because she was the great gray hope, the new act that was going to be the salvation of the circus; the only problem was, Rosie didn't have an act-in fact, she couldn't even follow instructions. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.--From Amazon.com

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gruen, S. (2006). Water for elephants: a novel . Algonquin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gruen, Sara. 2006. Water for Elephants: A Novel. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gruen, Sara. Water for Elephants: A Novel Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books, 2006.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Gruen, Sara. Water for Elephants: A Novel Algonquin Books, 2006.

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