Book club will investigate novel 'Water for Elephants' by J.Walls
If you are a fast reader, time remains
to read the selected book and join the
"Water for Elephants" by Jeannette
Walls will be analyzed at the Bill Ellis
6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10.
Library dir ector K athy Caldwell
gives a brief synopsis of the book as
follows: "Though he may not speak of them,
memories still dwell inside Jacob
Ja nkowski's 90-som ething-year-old
mind: Memories of himself as a young
man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train
was home to the Benzini Brothers
Most Spectacular Show on Earth.
Memories of a world filled with freaks
and clowns, with wonder and pain and
anger and passion; a world with its
own narrow, irrational rules, its own
way of life, and its own way of death.
The world of the circus: To Jacob it
was both salvation and a living hell.
Jacob was there because his luck had
run out --- orp haned and penniless,
he had no direction until he landed
onthis locomotive shipoffools.
Itwas the earlypartofthe Great
rate circus was lucky to have
any job at al l. Marlena, th e st ar of
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 bondthat
grew among this unlike ly tri o was
one of love and trust, and ultimately,
it was their only hope for survival.
S ur pr isi ng , poi gnan t , a nd f unn y,
"Wa t er for Ele pha nts" is that r ar e
novel with a story so engrossing, one
is reluctant to put it down; with characters
so engaging, they continue to
live long after the last page has been
turned; with a world built of wonder,
a world so real, one starts to breathe
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library at 749-4116.