Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen

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Water for Elephants is June’s Book Club pick, and the first one I’ve really enjoyed since our first novel, Never Let Me Go.

The main character Jacob Jankowski is a young man of Polish descent who is following his father’s footsteps in to the field of veterinary medicine.  When his parents are suddenly killed in a car accident just before his final exams and the family home is repossessed, Jacob hops a train in the middle of the night and finds himself serving as the veterinarian to the Benzini Brothers traveling circus. Continue reading