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Water for Elephants

By: Gruen, Sara
Price: $13.95

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, NC, 2006. Staff pick of Robert's as well as most other booksellers. When a veterinary student gets a call that his parents have been killed in an accident, he goes home to take over the farm and father's veterinary practice, only to find that the Depression era bank has taken over everything. When he goes off to join the circus, things get interesting. This book is being made into a movie. Paperback, 335 pages.