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Thursday, February 11 - 7:30pm

posted Jan 14, 2010, 7:35 AM by ABNN President
At our next book group meeting, we'll be discussing 'Water for Elephants' by Sara Gruen. From the website http://www.saragruen.com/water.html, here's a description of the story:
 
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
 
February's book group is going to be held on Thursday, February 11th at 7:30 pm at Jeannine Stearns house. Discussion questions are attached.
 
Going forward, we are planning to meet on the third Thursday of the month. Due to school Winter Break week in February, we pushed back to the 2nd Thursday. Our next meeting after this one will be on March 18th.  Information on the next book will be posted soon!
 
Please RSVP to Sharon at book@abnewcomers.org if you plan to attend.
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ABNN President,
Jan 14, 2010, 7:41 AM
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