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Book To Movie

The Book
Water for Elephants
By Sara Gruen

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Ninety-something-year-old Jacob Jankowski remembers his time in the circus as a young man during the Great Depression, and his friendship with Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, and Rosie, the elephant, who gave them hope.

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If you like this story, you might like:
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

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The Movie
Water for Elephants

Against all odds, a veterinary student and a beautiful circus performer from a bygone era meet and fall in love through their shared compassion for a special elephant. But their secret romance incurs the wrath of her dangerously volatile husband.

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If you like this movie, you might like:
Like Crazy
A Song From the Heart

The Time Traveler’s Wife


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