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Sara Gruen

Autor/a de Aigua per a elefants

12+ obres 34,410 Membres 1,575 Ressenyes 38 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Sara Gruen was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1969. Before becoming a full-time fiction author, she worked as a technical writer. She has written several novels including At the Water's Edge, Ape House, Riding Lessons, and Flying Changes. Her novel, Water for Elephants, appeared on the New York Times mostra'n més Bestseller List for more than 4 years and was adapted into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon, Rob Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz in 2011. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Sara Gruen

Aigua per a elefants (2006) 28,925 exemplars
Ape House (2010) 2,028 exemplars
At the Water's Edge (2015) 1,999 exemplars
Riding Lessons (2004) 883 exemplars
Flying Changes (2005) 567 exemplars
2011 1 exemplars
Voda za Slonove (2008) 1 exemplars
La marginea apei 1 exemplars

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Water for Elephants [2011 film] (2011) — Epíleg — 189 exemplars


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Data de naixement
Canada (geboren)
Lloc de naixement
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Llocs de residència
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
London, Ontario, Canada
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Grayslake, Illinois, USA
Carleton University
technical writer
Gruen, Bob (husband)
Puffett, Kathryn (mother)
Bailey, Terence (father)
Biografia breu
Sara Gruen (born 1969 in Vancouver is an author with dual Canadian and U.S. citizenship. Her books deal greatly with animals and she is a supporter of numerous charitable organizations that support animals and wildlife. She is a 2007 recipient of the Alex Awards.

Gruen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She grew up in London, Ontario, and attended Carleton University in Ottawa to get a degree in English Literature. She continued to live in Ottawa for 10 years after graduation.

Gruen moved to the United States from Ottawa in 1999 in order to take a technical writing job. When she was laid off two years later, she decided to try writing fiction. Gruen is an animal lover; both her first novel, Riding Lessons, and her second novel, Flying Changes, involve horses. Gruen's third book, the 1930s circus drama Water for Elephants, was initially turned down by her publisher at the time, Avon Books; as a result, Gruen was forced to find another publisher, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. It went on to become a New York Times bestseller and is now available in 45 languages and as a 2011 film adaptation starring Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, and Robert Pattinson. Her fourth novel, Ape House, centers around the Bonobo ape and was sold to Spiegel & Grau on the basis of a 12-page summary. Ape House is published by Two Roads Books. Her fifth novel, At the Water's Edge, was published in 2015.



Group Read (August): Water for Elephants a 2014 Category Challenge (agost 2014)


A quick and entertaining read; very interesting when dealing with the bonobos themselves, but the human characters were pretty hit & miss.

Abcdarian | Hi ha 148 ressenyes més | May 18, 2024 |
While indisputably well-researched, the characters in this story, especially Marlena, are flat caricatures. The pacing stutters along as the central character drags us through pointless exposition and the cast of supporting circus workers are largely indistinguishable from one another. Disappointing.
punkinmuffin | Hi ha 1,180 ressenyes més | Apr 30, 2024 |
just began to read this and so far it's pretty good
Mariafrendo | Hi ha 1,180 ressenyes més | Apr 6, 2024 |
A beautifully written novel. Just wonderful.

Let me start by saying I was in a "reading slump" whilst I was reading this book. It took me much longer to finish it than it normally would have because of this. But, despite the slump I still found this story to be really enjoyable. Plot is great and has a nice rise of tension as you get to the climax of the story.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this little gem and will likely revisit it later on. It has a permanent home in my library.

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RochelleJones | Hi ha 1,180 ressenyes més | Apr 5, 2024 |



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