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Date(s) - May 1, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Shaw Public Library



Karen and Andrea are reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen for the month of April 2024.

Due to our fun late winter storms, our book selection changed and we had some trouble procuring copies, so “April” Book Club is now happening on May 1st, at 4:00pm. We hope to see you there!


Information and links to join via Zoom will appear here as the date gets closer.


From Goodreads:

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

“When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, drifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her.

Beautifully written, Water for Elephants is illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place. It tells a story of a love between two people that overcomes incredible odds in a world in which even love is a luxury that few can afford.”