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Water For Elephants (Paperback, Media Tie-In ed.): Sara Gruen Water For Elephants (Paperback, Media Tie-In ed.)
Sara Gruen
R342 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R53 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain and anger and passion; a world with its own narrow, irrational rules, its own way of life, and its own way of death. The world of the circus: to Jacob it was both salvation and a living hell.
Jacob was there because his luck had run out-- orphaned and penniless, he had no direction until he landed on this locomotive " ship of fools." It was the early part of the Great Depression, and everyone in this third-rate circus was lucky to have any job at all. Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, was there because she fell in love with the wrong man, a handsome circus boss with a wide mean streak. And Rosie the elephant was there because she was the great gray hope, the new act that was going to be the salvation of the circus; the only problem was, Rosie didn't have an act-- in fact, she couldn't even follow instructions. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.
Surprising, poignant, and funny, "Water for Elephants" is that rare novel with a story so engrossing, one is reluctant to put it down; with characters so engaging, they continue to live long after the last page has been turned; with a world built of wonder, a world so real, one starts to breathe its air.

Water for Elephants (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): Sara Gruen Water for Elephants (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Sara Gruen
R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Though he may not speak of them the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man in the Depression tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth -- a world filled with freaks and clowns with wonder and pain and anger and passion. To Jacob it was both salvation and a living hell


Flying Changes - A Novel (Paperback): Sara Gruen Flying Changes - A Novel (Paperback)
Sara Gruen
R312 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R51 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Anxiety rules Annemarie Zimmer's days-the fear that her relationship with the man she loves is growing stagnant; the fear that equestrian daughter Eva's dreams of Olympic glory will carry her far away from her mother ...and into harm's way. For five months, Annemarie has struggled to make peace with her past. But if she cannot let go, the personal battles she has won and the heights she has achieved will have all been for naught. It is a time of change at Maple Brook horse farm, when loves must be confronted head-on and fears must be saddled and broken. But it is an unanticipated tragedy that will most drastically alter the fragile world of one remarkable family-even as it flings open gates that have long confined them, enabling them all to finally ride headlong and free.

At the Water's Edge - A Novel (Paperback): Sara Gruen At the Water's Edge - A Novel (Paperback)
Sara Gruen
R346 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R59 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Riding Lessons - A Novel (Paperback): Sara Gruen Riding Lessons - A Novel (Paperback)
Sara Gruen
R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As a world-class equestrian and Olympic contender, Annemarie Zimmer lived for the thrill of flight atop a strong, graceful animal. Then, at eighteen, a tragic accident destroyed her riding career and Harry, the beautiful horse she cherished. Now, twenty years later, Annemarie is coming home to her dying father's New Hampshire horse farm. Jobless and abandoned, she is bringing her troubled teenage daughter to this place of pain and memory, where ghosts of an unresolved youth still haunt the fields and stables-and where hope lives in the eyes of the handsome, gentle veterinarian Annemarie loved as a girl ...and in the seductive allure of a trainer with a magic touch. But everything will change yet again with one glimpse of a white striped gelding startlingly similar to the one Annemarie lost in another lifetime. And an obsession is born that could shatter her fragile world.

Ape House (Paperback): Sara Gruen Ape House (Paperback)
Sara Gruen 1
R234 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R18 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The New York Times bestseller - of how six bonobo apes change the lives of three humans, from master storyteller Sara Gruen, author of the international bestseller, Water for Elephants. These bonobos are no ordinary apes. Like others of their species, they are capable of reason and carrying on deep relationships - but, unlike most bonobos, they also know American Sign Language. Isabel Duncan, a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, doesn't understand people, but animals she gets, especially the bonobos. Isabel feels more comfortable in their world than she's ever felt among humans . . . until she meets John Thigpen, a very married reporter who braves the ever-present animal rights protesters outside the lab to see what's really going on inside. When an explosion tears apart the lab, severely injuring Isabel and 'liberating' the apes to an unknown destination, John's human interest piece turns into the story of a lifetime.

Water for Elephants (movie tie-in) (Paperback, Media Tie-In ed.): Sara Gruen Water for Elephants (movie tie-in) (Paperback, Media Tie-In ed.)
Sara Gruen 1
R306 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R33 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain and anger and passion; a world with its own narrow, irrational rules, its own way of life, and its own way of death. The world of the circus: to Jacob it was both salvation and a living hell.

Jacob was there because his luck had run out orphaned and penniless, he had no direction until he landed on this locomotive "ship of fools." It was the early part of the Great Depression, and everyone in this third-rate circus was lucky to have any job at all. Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, was there because she fell in love with the wrong man, a handsome circus boss with a wide mean streak. And Rosie the elephant was there because she was the great gray hope, the new act that was going to be the salvation of the circus; the only problem was, Rosie didn't have an act in fact, she couldn't even follow instructions. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.

Surprising, poignant, and funny, "Water for Elephants" is that rare novel with a story so engrossing, one is reluctant to put it down; with characters so engaging, they continue to live long after the last page has been turned; with a world built of wonder, a world so real, one starts to breathe its air."

At The Water's Edge - A Scottish mystery from the author of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS (Paperback): Sara Gruen At The Water's Edge - A Scottish mystery from the author of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS (Paperback)
Sara Gruen 1
R260 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R43 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROMANTIC NOVELISTS' ASSOCIATION HISTORICAL ROMANTIC NOVEL AWARD A gripping and poignant love story set in a remote village in the Scottish Highlands at the end of the Second World War, from the bestselling author of Water for Elephants. 'The only fault I can find with this book is that I've already finished it' Jodi Picoult 1945. After disgracing themselves at a high society party, spoilt young Philadelphia socialites Maddie and Ellis Hyde are cut off from the family without a penny. Ellis decides their salvation will be to hunt down the Loch Ness Monster, a venture his father very publicly failed at. So, oblivious to WW2 raging around them, they make their way to the Scottish Highlands, where Maddie has to face reality and decide just who the real monsters are. 'Truly enthralling' Scotsman 'Breathtaking' Harper's Bazaar

Water for Elephants (Hardcover): Sara Gruen Water for Elephants (Hardcover)
Sara Gruen
R532 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R40 (8%) Out of stock

As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It was there that he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great gray hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and, ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.

Agua para elefantes / Water for Elephants (Spanish, Paperback, Media tie-in): Sara Gruen Agua para elefantes / Water for Elephants (Spanish, Paperback, Media tie-in)
Sara Gruen
R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Out of stock
At the Water's Edge - A Novel (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): Sara Gruen At the Water's Edge - A Novel (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Sara Gruen
R559 R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Save R39 (7%) Out of stock
Ape House - A Novel (Paperback): Sara Gruen Ape House - A Novel (Paperback)
Sara Gruen
R320 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R18 (6%) Out of stock

The wildly entertaining new novel from the bestselling author of "Water for Elephants."
Isabel Duncan, a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, doesn't understand people, but apes she gets--especially the bonobos Sam, Bonzi, Lola, Mbongo, Jelani, and Makena, who are capable of reason and communication through American Sign Language. Isabel feels more comfortable in their world than she's ever felt among humans--until she meets John Thigpen, a very married reporter writing a human interest feature. But when an explosion rocks the lab, John's piece turns into the story of a lifetime--and Isabel must connect with her own kind to save her family of apes from a new form of human exploitation.

Water for Elephants (Paperback): Sara Gruen Water for Elephants (Paperback)
Sara Gruen
R225 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R32 (14%) Out of stock
La Maison Des Singes (Paperback): Sara Gruen La Maison Des Singes (Paperback)
Sara Gruen
R435 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R29 (7%) Out of stock
La Lecon D'Equitation (French, Paperback): Sara Gruen La Lecon D'Equitation (French, Paperback)
Sara Gruen
R376 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R24 (6%) Out of stock
Ape House (Hardcover): Sara Gruen Ape House (Hardcover)
Sara Gruen 1
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Out of stock

Isabel Duncan, a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, doesn't understand people, but animals she gets - especially the bonobos. Isabel feels more comfortable in their world than she's ever felt among humans ...until she meets John Thigpen, a very married reporter who braves the ever-present animal rights protesters outside the lab to see what's really going on inside. When an explosion rocks the lab, severely injuring Isabel and 'liberating' the apes, John's human interest piece turns into the story of a lifetime, one he'll risk his career and his marriage to follow. Then a reality TV show, Ape House, featuring the missing apes debuts under mysterious circumstances, and it immediately becomes the biggest - and unlikeliest - phenomenon in the history of modern media. Ape House delivers great entertainment, but it also opens the animal world to us in ways few novels have done, securing Sara Gruen's place as a master storyteller who allows us to see ourselves as we never have before.

Flying Changes (Paperback): Sara Gruen Flying Changes (Paperback)
Sara Gruen
R110 R88 Discovery Miles 880 Save R22 (20%) Out of stock

Anxiety rules Annemarie Zimmer's days - the fear that her relationship with the man she loves is growing stagnant; the fear that equestrian daughter Eva's dreams of Olympic glory will carry her far away from her mother ...and into harm's way. For five months, Annemarie has struggled to make peace with her past. But if she cannot let go, the personal battles she has won and the heights she has achieved will have all been for naught. It is a time of change at Maple Brook horse farm, when loves must be confronted head-on and fears must be saddled and broken. But it is an unanticipated tragedy that will most drastically alter the fragile world of one remarkable family-even as it flings open gates that have long confined them, enabling them all to finally ride headlong and free.

Riding Lessons (Paperback): Sara Gruen Riding Lessons (Paperback)
Sara Gruen
R130 R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Save R26 (20%) Out of stock

A stunning new voice in American fiction, Sara Gruen makes a masterful debut with a novel of family, tragedy, rebirth ... and the breathtaking love of something wild.

As a world-class equestrienne and Olympic contender, Annemarie Zimmer lived for the thrill of flightatop a strong, graceful animal. Then, at eighteen, atragic accident destroyed her riding career and Harry, her beloved and distinctively marked horse.

Now, twenty years later, Annemarie is coming hometo her dying father's New Hampshire horse farm. Jobless and abandoned, she is bringing her troubled teenaged daughter to this place of pain and memory, where ghosts of an unresolved youth still haunt the fields and stables -- and where hope lives in the eyes of the handsome, gentle veterinarian Annemarie loved as a girl ... and in the seductive allure of a trainer with a magic touch.

But everything will change yet again with one glimpse of a red and white striped gelding startlingly similar to the one Annemarie lost in another lifetime. And an obsession is born that could shatter her fragile world.

At the Water's Edge (Hardcover): Sara Gruen At the Water's Edge (Hardcover)
Sara Gruen 1
R365 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R73 (20%) Out of stock

A gripping and poignant love story set in a remote village in the Scottish Highlands at the end of the Second World War. 'Unique and impeccably researched...the only fault I can find with this book is that I've already finished it' - Jodi Picoult After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year in high society Philadelphia on New Year's Eve of 1944, Maddie and Ellis Hyde are cut off financially by Ellis's father, a former army Colonel who is already ashamed of his colour-blind son's inability to serve in WWII. To Maddie's horror, Ellis decides that the only way to regain his father's favour (and generosity) is to succeed in a venture his father attempted and very publicly failed at: he will hunt the famous Loch Ness monster and when he finds it he will restore his father's name and return to his father's good graces. In January 1945 they hitch a ride on a ship across the Atlantic while the war is still raging all around them. And Maddie, now alone and virtually abandoned in a foreign country, must begin to work out who she is and what she wants - the vacuous life she left behind or something more real? What she discovers - about the larger world and about herself - opens her eyes not only to the dark forces that exist around her but to the beauty and surprising possibilities of life.

Water For Elephants (Paperback): Sara Gruen Water For Elephants (Paperback)
Sara Gruen 4
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Out of stock

THE INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A FILM STARRING REESE WITHERSPOON AND ROBERT PATTINSON 'Great story, loads of fun; hard to put down.' STEPHEN KING The Great Depression, 1929. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and utterly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits in the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth: a second-rate travelling circus struggling to survive by making one-night stands in town after endless town. Jacob, a veterinary student now unable to finish his degree, is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. He meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her. Illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place, Water for Elephants tells a story of a love between two people that overcomes incredible odds, in a world in which love is a luxury few can afford.

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