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The Circus in Winter
The Circus in Winter
Author: Cathy Day
From 1884 to 1939, the Great Porter Circus makes the unlikely choice to winter in an Indiana town called Lima, a place that feels as classic as Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, and as wondrous as a first trip to the Big Top. In Lima an elephant can change the course of a man's life-or the manner of his death. Jennie Dixianna entices men with...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780156032025
ISBN-10: 0156032023
Publication Date: 7/6/2005
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Harvest Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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kskrista avatar reviewed The Circus in Winter on + 162 more book reviews
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Mesmerizing fiction story of people involved in and around a circus, based loosely on a real circus in which the author's relatives were involved. Begins by telling about the owner's personal life and how it dictated his purchase of the circus and then moves forward a few years, then back, then forward many years, all tying together either performers or one particular family or even families who just lived in the town. Very well-written, especially since many of the stories are very sad. Great book.
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An excellent novel from a very talented writer. Highly recommended!
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bookgoddessme avatar reviewed The Circus in Winter on + 106 more book reviews
I really like a story about the days of the circus gone by. There is such a romanticism and nostalgia about it despite the ugly truths that we know hide just beyond the big top. The author presented such fascinating characters that we mourned for and celebrated with as if we knew them personally.
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Quirky book, but interesting.