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.