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Sara Gruen

Autor(a) de Water for Elephants

12+ Works 34,349 Membros 1,572 Reviews 37 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

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Obras de Sara Gruen

Water for Elephants (2006) 28,880 cópias
Ape House (2010) 2,024 cópias
At the Water's Edge (2015) 1,990 cópias
Riding Lessons (2004) 882 cópias
Flying Changes (2005) 565 cópias
2011 1 exemplar(es)
Voda za Slonove (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Uj ︠pr︠ elefantt︠ : roman (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
La marginea apei 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Water for Elephants [2011 film] (2011) — Posfácio — 187 cópias

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1930s (195) 2007 (113) 2008 (103) 2011 (98) adult (84) aging (182) animals (413) audio (86) audiobook (104) bonobos (79) book club (217) circus (1,554) circus life (83) contemporary fiction (95) depression (147) depression era (113) ebook (112) elephant (73) elephants (377) fiction (2,711) Great Depression (497) historical (151) historical fiction (982) horses (115) Kindle (112) literature (72) love (228) love story (96) novel (232) nursing homes (73) old age (78) own (135) read (337) romance (525) Scotland (132) to-read (1,235) trains (75) unread (103) USA (78) WWII (124)

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1969
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Canada (geboren)
Local de nascimento
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Locais de residência
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
London, Ontario, Canada
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Grayslake, Illinois, USA
Educação
Carleton University
Ocupação
technical writer
novelist
Relacionamentos
Gruen, Bob (husband)
Puffett, Kathryn (mother)
Bailey, Terence (father)
Pequena biografia
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.

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Group Read (August): Water for Elephants em 2014 Category Challenge (Agosto 2014)

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Esse livro conta a história de um tratador de elefantes com 93 anos de idade. Ele está numa casa de repouso e começa a se lembrar do passado e com ele vem as lembranças da sua vida no circo, onde conheceu a mulher que amava e aprendeu a amar uma elefanta.
É uma história muito interessante, pois a elefanta é hilária e muito inteligente!
Mas a autora não é muito feliz em trabalhar os personagens e suas tramas. Ela tem uma linguagem um pouco crua, mas nem por isso menos interessante. É uma história de fácil acesso e entendimento.

É muito gostoso de ler... não era para demorar tanto quanto eu demorei para acabar por pura falta de tempo!

(28 de março de 2008)
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Obras
12
Also by
2
Membros
34,349
Popularidade
#552
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
1,572
ISBNs
244
Idiomas
21
Favorito
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