West End Book Club

West End Library

West End Book Club

Please join us for a discussion of Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, to be held in the small meeting room on the 2nd floor.  Copies are available at the reference desk.  First-timers are welcome.  Refreshments will be served.  


  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A Newsday Favorite Book of 2006
  • A USA Today Bestseller
"This colorful headlong tale of a Depression-era circus simply can't be beat."
           --Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

"Gruen unearths a lost world with her rich and surprising portrayal of life in a traveling circus in the '30s.  An emotional tale that will please history buffs--and others"

"A love letter to a colorful but terrifying past and an exciting story from cover to cover. . . .  This is sheer fun."
          --Richmond Times-Dispatch