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Water For Elephants-Should You Read It?

Genre: American Historical Fiction


As soon as I finished the novel, I watched the movie, and boy did they leave out quite a few things. 559 more words


At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen

1942 Philadelphia and World War II is pulling able-bodied men and boys from every corner of the country. Young Maddie Hyde and her husband, Ellis come to blows with his crusty, uptight, disapproving upper class parents and are thrown out, disinherited and with limited financial support. 225 more words

Historical Fiction

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Rating ****

I loved this book.


Water for Elephants is about a young (almost) veteran that decides to quit school after his parents die. He is picked up on the side of the railroad by a circus act and is swept into the behind the scenes life of the circus where he falls in love with an unavailable woman. 151 more words

Book Review

It Should Have Been About Hitler Fighting Nessie.

I recently finished the book At The Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen and it feels like one of the most neutral books I have read in a while. 575 more words


Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen

Let me begin this review by telling you two things:

1) While in the bookstore, I spent a considerable amount of time deciding whether or not to buy this book. 591 more words

A novel with no tension

by cheri sabraw

Can a great novel be without conflict? Without an antagonist? Without growing tension? Will a reader take the hands  of a contented narrator and accommodating likable characters for 100 pages? 308 more words

Writing And Teaching

Joshilyn Jackson and Sara Gruen on writing

New life goal(s): Write an incredible novel. Make a superstar friend who is also a fantastic novelist. Go on tour together so we can mostly hangout, share stories, crack jokes and be mindblowingly awesome — in a very down-to-earth and relatable way. 529 more words