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“Wondrous balancing act…”Pulls off a wondrous balancing act with the right amounts of drama, romance, and magic, and captures all the most fantastic stories from the era of train circuses. With the permanent closing of Ringling Bros., it’s an even more pertinent piece of historical fiction.
Scribd Editor

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Over 10,000,000 copies in print worldwide
#1 New York Times Bestseller
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A Newsday Favorite Book of 2006
A USA Today Bestseller
A Major Motion Picture starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz

 
Jacob Janowski’s luck had run out--orphaned and penniless, he had no direction until he landed on a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It was the Great Depression and for Jacob the circus was both his salvation and a living hell. There he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but brutal animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this group of misfits was one of love and trust, and ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.

Topics: Love, Grief, United States of America, Romantic, Heartfelt, Nostalgic, Suspenseful, Adventurous, Mental Illness, Made into a Movie, Murder, Orphans, Abuse, Animals, Friendship, Animal Rights, First Love, Love Triangle, Elephants, Circus, First Person Narration, and 21st Century

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ISBN: 9781565125858
List price: $15.95
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