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Old 09-21-2007, 04:47 PM
 
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Just wondering what you thought?
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Old 09-21-2007, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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creme, I read it and loved it. Couldn't put it down after I started. Have you read it yet?
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Old 09-21-2007, 05:00 PM
 
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creme, I read it and loved it. Couldn't put it down after I started. Have you read it yet?

Hey Shelly, without giving it all away, can you give me a brief rundown of what is it about....I ordered it quickly from Amazon.com
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Old 09-21-2007, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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It is set in the early 1900's, depression era. A young man is just finishing up Vet School, when his life falls apart (I won't tell you how), and leaves school. He ends up on a train that is a circus train, and it is his story of the folks and life. Because of his Vet training he becomes a part of the circus as the Vet for the animals. and works closely with the Animal Trainer and his Wife.

What is interesting is that the "boy" is an old man in a nursing home, recalling the story. It is funny, sad, poignant, interesting and has great characters.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Is that enough, or do you want more?

Shelly
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Old 09-21-2007, 05:11 PM
 
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It is set in the early 1900's, depression era. A young man is just finishing up Vet School, when his life falls apart (I won't tell you how), and leaves school. He ends up on a train that is a circus train, and it is his story of the folks and life. Because of his Vet training he becomes a part of the circus as the Vet for the animals. and works closely with the Animal Trainer and his Wife.

What is interesting is that the "boy" is an old man in a nursing home, recalling the story. It is funny, sad, poignant, interesting and has great characters.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Is that enough, or do you want more?

Shelly
thanks very much....can't wait to read it
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:08 PM
 
Location: pittsburgh
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I wish I would have seen this post before I came back from Barnes and Noble today. I picked it up and put it back because I wasnt sure if I would like it. Instead I chose Kite Runner and Cross by James Patterson.
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Princess, there is always next time!! I bought kite runner and tried to get into it, and couldn't... maybe I will try again. Let me know what you think.

shelly
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Old 10-13-2007, 09:11 PM
 
Location: pittsburgh
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I couldnt help myself....I purchased this book today. It was on sale too!!!! Hope I enjoy as much as most of you have.
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:49 PM
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Location: Wisconsin
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I read it in one sitting because I just couldn't stop once I had begun. What a great book. I have recommended it to everyone with whom I have talked to about books since I read it.
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:05 AM
 
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I read it in one sitting because I just couldn't stop once I had begun. What a great book. I have recommended it to everyone with whom I have talked to about books since I read it.
Thanks so much, I'm sure I will enjoy it....I was really afraid to ask for someone to give me a brief discription, cuz I really hate those reviews that tell you about the entire book from beginning to end, and they even tell you about characters that get killed?????? My God that drives me nuts...what would be the purpose to read it...LOL
So, I've very very careful when I read reviews and ask people to only briefly describe the book....I know, I know, I'm really annal....LOL
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