Island City Book Club

September 18th : Water for Elephants / Sara Gruen

Water for Elephants: A Novel

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.

Upcoming titles include:   

  • October 16th:  A Gentleman in Moscow / Amor Towles
  • November 20th:  The Moment of Lift / Melissa Gates
  • December:   Title & Date T.B.A.
 Past book club selections include: 
  • My Brilliant Friend / Elena Ferrante
  • The Trespasser / Tana French
  •  A Man Called Ove / Fredrik Backman 
  • Death at La Fenice / Donna Leon

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