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When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, swindlers and misfits in a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression.A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring fo

Author Sara Gruen

Pages 408

Publisher Allen & Unwin

Published Date 2011-05-01

ISBN 1742695272 9781742695273


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sher_free shared a tip "⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"

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heather_ayers_9346 shared a tip "Loved this one so much. In part because I have a small obsession with elephants. Great story, great read"

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kathleen_8679 shared a tip "Yes, the book was better! Of course ☺️"

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mlhawkins shared a tip "AMAZING, almost magical!"

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pam_mcgovern_cecchini shared a tip "First book I read on Kindle. I enjoyed it."

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kimberly_belben shared a tip "What a story! Hard to put down. This one had me from page 1."

terri_lessard shared a tip "Saw the movie but did not read the book, really broke my heart"

deb_dempster shared a tip "Loved the Book. Found the movie mediocre."

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w_ruggles shared a tip "Amazing book. The movie did it such little justice, pretend the movie does not exist"

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cherry_poptart shared a tip "I love the author to!"

cassidy_8553 shared a tip "Oh, I just listened to the audio book. It was really good for a long car ride"

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isaac_nash shared a tip "A wonderful book, well written and well told"

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amelia_barnett_7863 shared a tip "This one’s very saucy 😉, and surprisingly good"

Catasetumkid shared a tip "It was okay."

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christy_kelly shared a tip "I really enjoyed the story and the pace."

nicole_l_4503 shared a tip "Not yet. But I think I may have to. I hope it does the book justice"

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emily_evans_5931 shared a tip "I loved Remains of the Day!! Ishiguro is one of my favorite authors now"

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thenoveltourist shared a tip "You’ll never see the circus the same way again. Fantastic book."

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monica_albiter shared a tip "I couldn’t put it down. The story telling is amazing and very vivid."

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monica_albiter shared a tip "Really good story telling. I could NOT put this one down."

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lacey_sabine shared a tip "No i haven't 😁"

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yolanda_hernandez_2701 shared a tip "An eye opening view on the aging process from the narrators perspective."

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julie_stringer_farrar shared a tip "DO NOT watch the movie. The book is a million times better!"

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jessica_orlando shared a tip "I loved this book and hated it at the same time. I am sad that there seemed to be no true straight forth ending for me."

megan_9343 shared a tip "I don't know how to define "good ending". This is a beautiful book that is well written."

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abby_frances shared a tip "I have only read this book but I should prolly check out more"

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olivia_sudden shared a tip "Yes! It is soo good!"

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jourdan_mendoza shared a tip "I’m on a Queer YA novel kick. I just finished Alicia Jasinska’s The Dark Tide :)"

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alexa_eger shared a tip "Great story!!"

lauren_holloway_982 shared a tip "Beautiful book."

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robinlisa62 shared a tip "The author does amazing research into the carnivals of the depression"

maria_486 shared a tip "I enjoyed it quite a bit!"

hanna_r shared a tip "Loved it. Beautifully written. One of my most favorite reads"

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rylee_davis shared a tip "Yep, I loved it!"

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sandy_champagne_84 shared a tip "It was for me. It's one of my favorites!"

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sarah_cook_2879 shared a tip "Yes. It is such a beautiful story."

marinna_himmelspach shared a tip "Loved and made me cry"

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breeze_nicole shared a tip "Absolutely amazing tale! I loved this book with my whole heart!"

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sarah_bair shared a tip "I haven't seen the movie. I was afraid it would be a letdown :("

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evelyn_redmond shared a tip "Only about a week.....it was turned into a movie...I always enjoy the books more"

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kasey_liberty shared a tip "I read it a long time ago but i think it was like 2 weeks or so it wasnt very long"

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darby_bittle shared a tip "@jeff_lenz I’m not sure if I could give a good answer, I’ve only read Water for Elephants so far. Any recommendations?"

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megan_heisten shared a tip "I liked the ending. It made me cry but it was good."

kelishea_nadeau shared a tip "@megan_stone I’ve only read this book by this author."

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erica_obrien_4334 shared a tip "Absolutely spectacular ending, I cheered and cried at the same time."

haley_madsen shared a tip "Just finished and have post book depression. I need more like this!"

deborah_evans_5886 shared a tip "You won’t regret it."

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brianna_davis_3381 shared a tip "Im reading the seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Im obsessed"

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andrea_bouch shared a tip "⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"

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joe_gibson_3036 shared a tip "I love stories of the old circus/side-show circuit"

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