Sunday, January 04, 2009

Water for Elephants

On vacation last week, I read Sara Gruen’s New York Times bestselling novel Water for Elephants. I was awed by her brilliance--specifically, how she structured the story and all the research she did prior to setting pen to paper. But most of all, I was delighted by her ninety-something-year-old protagonist and his end-of-life career move. Water for Elephants, in other words, is a great read for late bloomers.

P.S. If like millions of Americans you've already read and loved WFE, you'll be interested to know that Gruen is coming out with a book about apes in 2009.


  1. I'm always looking for good reads. Another great fiction I've read recently is: "Peace Like a River" by Leif Enger.

  2. Anonymous12:30 PM

    Wow, this sounds like a great book. I'll have to put it on my list of books to read.
    Last night I finished reading, "A Dog Named Christmas" by Greg Kincaid. LOVED IT! Awww, it was so sweet with some powerful lessons.

  3. Anonymous11:16 PM

    I'm excited for her new book! She has also written a sequel of horse novels, "Riding Lessons" and "Flying Changes." If you are a horse lover, you'll be amazed! Otherwise, the novels are fabulous reads.

  4. Glad to see you doing your part of the publishing industyr, Prill! (-: We need it. And this book does seem to have an original premise/theme. Keep 'em coming!

    Carolyn Howard-Johnson

  5. Thanks everyone. Love all your book recommendations!

    P.S. WickedAwesomeSneakers--you're wickedly awesome! (I didn't realize Gruen had written a series of horse novels as well.)