Water for Elephants

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Water for Elephants  
Author Sara Gruen
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Circus
Crime
Historical
Romance
Publisher Algonquin Books
Release date 2006
Media type Print

Water for Elephants is a novel by Sara Gruen. It was published in 2006 by Algonquin Books. The story is about a 23 year old Polish American orphan who joins a circus during the Great Depression. Themes are love and romance, murder, and cruelty to animals. The story was made into a 2011 movie starring Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Jim Norton, and Hal Holbrook.