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The Blue Moon Circus
  • Author : Michael Raleigh
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781492616498
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "An absolute charmer."--Library Journal Starred Review "Simply put, this is a ripsnorting good historical yarn full of circus lore, so smartly told by an expert storyteller that it's the kind of book truly deserving that overused term 'page-turner.'"--Chicago Sun-Times "With no safety net, Raleigh takes a spectacular highwire route...making it all look easy in this captivating tale of a decent man in a very hard world. Beguiling, wise and wonderful."--Kirkus Reviews Starred Review "A heartwarming, often humorous story filled with interesting circus lore as well as deeper themes about the value of human connection, especially as life winds down."--Booklist "Rollicking, warmhearted...As dramatic and engaging as a high-wire act, the novel combines honest story-telling with down-home wit. There's plenty of smartly written, feel-good fun under this big top." --Publishers Weekly For the boy, it was the first real chance for a future. For the man, it was one last chance to triumph over his past. Opportunities like these happen only once in a Blue Moon.

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    Willkommen im Blue Moon Circus
  • Author : Michael Raleigh
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN : 3455060137
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  • Genre : Books
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    Blue Moon Circus
  • Author : Michael Raleigh
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 1402202385
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "An absolute charmer."--Library Journal Starred Review "Simply put, this is a ripsnorting good historical yarn full of circus lore, so smartly told by an expert storyteller that it's the kind of book truly deserving that overused term 'page-turner.'"--Chicago Sun-Times "With no safety net, Raleigh takes a spectacular highwire route...making it all look easy in this captivating tale of a decent man in a very hard world. Beguiling, wise and wonderful."--Kirkus Reviews Starred Review "A heartwarming, often humorous story filled with interesting circus lore as well as deeper themes about the value of human connection, especially as life winds down."--Booklist "Rollicking, warmhearted...As dramatic and engaging as a high-wire act, the novel combines honest story-telling with down-home wit. There's plenty of smartly written, feel-good fun under this big top." --Publishers Weekly For the boy, it was the first real chance for a future. For the man, it was one last chance to triumph over his past. Opportunities like these happen only once in a Blue Moon.

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    Mr. Tiger, Betsy, and the Blue Moon
  • Author : Sally Gardner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9780593095836
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The beautifully illustrated tale of Betsy K. Glory, the daughter of a mermaid and an ice cream maker, embarking on a whimsical adventure with a talking tiger and his band of tiny acrobats, is now available in paperback and printed in a dyslexia-friendly font. From a magical world of well-dressed animals, talking toads, and bossy princesses comes a timeless story about Mr. Tiger and his troupe of acrobats, and Betsy K. Glory, the daughter of a mermaid and an ice cream maker. Together they must figure out how to turn the moon blue, appease a grumpy giant, and make the best-tasting and rarest ice cream in the world--Gongalong Berry Ice Cream. Told with beautiful one-color illustrations throughout, this modern fairy tale teaches us that happiness is sometimes big enough to solve even the toughest problems.

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    Blue Moon Valley
  • Author : Stephen Rabley
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN : 0582402883
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  • Genre : Foreign Language Study
  • In a reader with a 200-word vocabulary, tells the story of Li Sun who is living happily in Blue Moon Valley until her grandmother decides it is time for her to move to the big city and work in her uncle's circus.

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    Circus of Wonders
  • Author : Elizabeth Macneal
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781982106812
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the #1 internationally bestselling author of the “lush, evocative Gothic” (The New York Times Book Review) The Doll Factory comes an atmospheric and spectacular novel about a woman transformed by the arrival of a Victorian circus of wonders—“as moving as it is deeply entertaining” (Daniel Mason, New York Times bestselling author). Step up, step up! In 1860s England, circus mania is sweeping the nation. Crowds jostle for a glimpse of the lion-tamers, the dazzling trapeze artists and, most thrilling of all, the so-called “human wonders.” When Jasper Jupiter’s Circus of Wonders pitches its tent in a poor coastal town, the life of one young girl changes forever. Sold to the ringmaster as a “leopard girl” because of the birthmarks that cover her body, Nell is utterly devastated. But as she grows close to the other performers, she finds herself enchanted by the glittering freedom of the circus, and by her own role as the Queen of the Moon and Stars. Before long, Nell’s fame spreads across the world—and with it, a chance for Jasper Jupiter to grow his own name and fortune. But what happens when her fame begins to eclipse his own, when even Jasper’s loyal brother Toby becomes captivated by Nell? No longer the quiet flower-picker, Nell knows her own place in the world, and she will fight for it. Circus of Wonders is a beautiful story about the “complex dance between exploitation and empowerment, and the question of what it really means to have control over your own life” (Naomi Ishiguro, author of Escape Routes).

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    Circus!
  • Author : Meg Davenport,Lisa V. Werenko
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN : 0689820933
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • This exceptionally detailed, oversized pop-up is crackling with all the excitement of the greatest show on earth.

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    What Do I Read Next? Volume 2 2003
  • Author : Neil Barron
  • Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 714
  • ISBN : 0787661821
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  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre

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    The Night Circus
  • Author : Erin Morgenstern
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780385534642
  • Reader Reviews : 972
  • Genre : Fiction
  • #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Two starcrossed magicians engage in a deadly game of cunning in the spellbinding novel that captured the world's imagination. • "Part love story, part fable ... defies both genres and expectations." —The Boston Globe The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.

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    The Circus in the Mist
  • Author : Bruno Munari
  • Publisher : Corraini
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : UOM:39015008181698
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Circus
  • The reader, adult or child, is completely involved and enters actively into the story through a series of pictures and prompts created by using different types of pierced and perforated paper. A journey through the milky opacity of Milan's fog, an introduction to the lively world of the circus.

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    The Riverview Murders
  • Author : Michael Raleigh
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 9781626816237
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • “The mystery fiction that Sara Paretsky fashions from Chicago’s South Side is fully matched in Raleigh’s gritty North Side tales” (Publishers Weekly). Margaret O’Mara’s brother disappeared decades ago. But now that his last known associate has just been found dead, O’Mara hires PI Paul Whelan to investigate. Whelan makes the rounds through seedy bars and dilapidated apartment buildings, discovering connections to a long-gone Chicago amusement park that was once the site of another murder. Soon, Whelan is navigating his way through dark pasts, deep secrets, and a mystery that may cost him his life. “What makes this riveting private-eye yarn work is a mixture of superior Chicago atmosphere, with the ghost of the legendary Riverview amusement park lurking in the shadows; great dialogue; and compassionately drawn characters.” —Booklist

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    The Ladies of the Secret Circus
  • Author : Constance Sayers
  • Publisher : Redhook
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780316493642
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the author of A Witch in Time comes a magical story spanning from Jazz Age Paris to modern-day America of family secrets, sacrifice, and lost love set against the backdrop of a mysterious circus. Paris, 1925: To enter the Secret Circus is to enter a world of wonder—a world where women weave illusions of magnificent beasts, carousels take you back in time, and trapeze artists float across the sky. Bound to her family's circus, it's the only world Cecile Cabot knows until she meets a charismatic young painter and embarks on a passionate affair that could cost her everything. Virginia, 2004: Lara Barnes is on top of the world until her fiancé disappears on their wedding day. When her desperate search for answers unexpectedly leads to her great-grandmother’s journals, Lara is swept into a story of a dark circus and ill-fated love. Soon secrets about Lara’s family history begin to come to light, revealing a curse that has been claiming payment from the women in her family for generations. A curse that might be tied to her fiancé’s mysterious disappearance Praise for The Ladies of the Secret Circus: "At times decadent and macabre, The Ladies of the Secret Circus is a mesmerizing tale of love, treachery, and depraved magic percolating through four generations of Cabot women." —Luanne G. Smith, author of The Vine Witch "Fans of Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus will love this page-turning story of dark magic, star-crossed love, and familial sacrifice." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Ambitious and teeming with magic, Sayers creates a fascinating mix of art, The Belle Époque, and more than a little murder.” —Erika Swyler, author of The Book of Speculation For more from Constance Sayers, check out A Witch in Time.

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    Molly's Circus
  • Author : Esther Kent
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 1999955633
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    In the Castle of the Flynns
  • Author : Michael Raleigh
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN : 9781402255687
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The year is 1954 and Daniel Dorsey learns at the age of eight the intimate meaning of death when his parents are killed in a car crash. Taken in by his colorful, at times mad, and always tender and caring extended family, Daniel learns that even the deepest sorrows and hurt can be healed. Michael Raleigh's In the Castle of the Flynns is about a young boy growing up Irish in a vibrant 1950s Chicago neighborhood. Now grown and looking back on those years, Daniel recalls his bouts with grief and fear of abandonment as he learns to adjust to his new surroundings amidst his oddball family. It is a time of wakes and weddings, conflicts and romance. Above all, it is a time when Daniel comes to understand both his own loss and the dark places in the lives of his loved ones. In the Castle of the Flynns is a poignant, often hilarious story of hope, passions and unforgettable memories. It is a novel that will make grown men weep, women cry and cause both to break out in great guffaws of laughter.

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    Blue Moon
  • Author : Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9780755370818
  • Reader Reviews : 34
  • Genre : Fiction
  • An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novel 'Richard was an alpha werewolf. It was his only serious flaw. We'd broken up after I'd seen him eat somebody.' You never forget your ex-fiance. And when the call came at three in the morning, I thought for a moment it was him. It wasn't. It was his brother. And it wasn't good news. Apparently the former love of my life had got himself thrown into jail for assaulting a woman. Since I make my living as a preternatural expert, I tend to believe almost anything's possible. But though he may be one of the monsters, Richard would never harm a woman. So it's Anita Blake to the rescue. I've got just a few days to spring Richard and find out who framed him - and why. There's a full moon coming, and if my werewolf love is still behind bars when it rises, he'll be facing a lot worse than an assault charge...

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    The Gold Thief (Ned’s Circus of Marvels, Book 2)
  • Author : Justin Fisher
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780008124564
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Ned and the magical Circus of Marvels are back in a second rip-roaring, page-turning adventure!

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    Sailor Moon 10
  • Author : Naoko Takeuchi
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781612620060
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • The threat of Dead Moon Circus is so great that the outer planet Guardians return to fight alongside their compatriots. But with Usagi now coughing up black blood as well, are they too late? And to make things worse, Queen Nehelenia’s servant Zirconia casts another curse upon Usagi and Mamoru, sending them both back into childhood. However, Helios whisks away their spirits to Elysion, where they manage to break free and return to their true forms. After they rejoin their companions, the final showdown against Queen Nehelenia herself begins! Will the Sailor Guardians and Tuxedo Mask manage to save Earth and Elysion before the Queen transforms them into eternal realms of nightmares? This new edition of Sailor Moon features: - An entirely new, incredibly accurate translation! - Japanese-style, right-to-left reading! - New cover art never before seen in the U.S.! - The original Japanese character names! - Detailed translation notes!

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    Circus Mirandus
  • Author : Cassie Beasley
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9781910002582
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Micah's grandfather is gravely ill. He tells his grandson about a mysterious magic circus he visited as a boy, where he was promised a miracle by a man who can bend light. Micah is determined to find out the truth of the Circus Mirandus before it's too late, but he'll have to wrestle with giant white tigers - and his wicked aunt - along the way.

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    Queen of the Air
  • Author : Dean N. Jensen
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9780307986580
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the 20th century, and her star-crossed love affair with Alfredo Codona, of the famous Flying Codona Brothers. Like today's Beyonce, Madonna, and Cher, she was known to her vast public by just one name, Leitzel. There may have been some regions on earth where her name was not a household expression, but if so, they were likely on polar ice caps or in the darkest, deepest jungles. Leitzel was born into Dickensian circumstances, and became a princess and then a queen. She was not much bigger than a good size fairy, just four-foot-ten and less than 100 pounds. In the first part of the 20th century, she presided over a sawdust fiefdom of never-ending magic. She was the biggest star ever of the biggest circus ever, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, The Greatest Show on Earth. In her life, Leitzel had many suitors (and three husbands), but only one man ever fully captured her heart. He was the handsome Alfredo Codona, the greatest trapeze flyer that had ever lived, the only one in his time who, night after night, executed the deadliest of all big-top feats, The Triple--three somersaults in midair while traveling at 60 m.p.h. The Triple, the salto mortale, as the Italians called it, took the lives of more daredevils than any other circus stunt.

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    Ned’s Circus of Marvels (Ned’s Circus of Marvels, Book 1)
  • Author : Justin Fisher
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780008124533
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From exciting debut author, Justin Fisher, comes this rip-roaring, page-turning new magical adventure. Perfect for fans of House of Secrets.

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    War Academy
  • Author : Zifflin
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 9798656082990
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  • Genre : Books
  • An endless war has claimed every available adult. Now, Ebrus's war generals turn their desperate eyes on their teenagers... Beatrice Stone lives a relatively peaceful life in the country as a shepherdess, doing what she can to provide for her family while her parents fight in an endlessly bloody war. It's been five years since her parents have left with no indication if they are alive or dead. One day, she receives a draft notice demanding her presence at the War Academy, where she must learn to fight as a soldier. Leaving behind her young siblings and aging grandmother, Bea must dig deep to keep up her spirits while learning combat in the large, unfamiliar city of Steelminster. Within Steelminster's walls, the Blue Moon Circus stands at the ready to entertain and enchant. Among its crew is Cyra, the fiercely independent knife-throwing wonder. Upon receiving her draft notice, her distrust and misgivings morph into a bitter resentment for the Ebrus government. As she enters the War Academy, she is prepared for whatever challenges they might throw at her. What she doesn't count on is lowering her guard just enough to leave her heart vulnerable... Miki is thirteen years old - two years shy of the new draft age. Yet he finds himself plucked from the streets of Saltborn, where he begs for scraps and sleeps in alleyways that stink of rotting fish. He is given a choice: life in prison for thievery or to enroll in the War Academy to fight for his country. The choice is easy, but the brutal combat training proves to be more daunting than he thought. He is more often than not sent to the kitchens to work alongside the mysterious Chef Zako, where he dreams of one day living a life free from hunger and pain. Bea, Cyra, and Miki make an unlikely trio, but with the threat of battle on the horizon, they discover the importance of friendship and loyalty to combat their hardships at the academy and on the battlefield. Dive into this non-magical YA fantasy tale with refreshingly relatable characters, heart-pounding action, and themes of friendship and perseverance in the face of calamitous war.

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    McClure's Magazine
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UOM:39015031894945
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book McClure's Magazine

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    The Circus Infinite
  • Author : Khan Wong
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN : 9780857669698
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A circus takes down a crime-boss on the galaxy’s infamous pleasure moon. Hunted by those who want to study his gravity powers, Jes makes his way to the best place for a mixed-species fugitive to blend in: the pleasure moon where everyone just wants to be lost in the party. It doesn’t take long for him to catch the attention of the crime boss who owns the resort-casino where he lands a circus job, and when the boss gets wind of the bounty on Jes’ head, he makes an offer: do anything and everything asked of him or face vivisection. With no other options, Jes fulfills the requests: espionage, torture, demolition. But when the boss sets the circus up to take the fall for his about-to-get-busted narcotics operation, Jes and his friends decide to bring the mobster down. And if Jes can also avoid going back to being the prize subject of a scientist who can’t wait to dissect him? Even better. File Under: Science Fiction [ Misfit Fits In | Crime Never Pays | Loop The Loops | Balancing Act ]

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    Still Called by Name
  • Author : Dominic Grassi
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN : 082941715X
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The priesthood is a vocation that carries with it great responsibility, but it also brings many opportunities for unimagined grace and blessing. In Still Called by Name, Fr. Dominic Grassi, an urban priest, natural storyteller, and author of the popular Bumping into God books, shares with readers poignant and often humorous recollections from his 30-plus years as a priest. By sharing simple stories that reveal the incredible joy, awe, and overwhelming peace he finds in his life as a priest, Grassi breaks down the barriers that often exist between priests and lay people and restores our trust and hope in the priesthood.

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    Death in Uptown
  • Author : Michael Raleigh
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9781626816190
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A killer terrorizes a diverse Chicago neighborhood in this “impressive first mystery” (Publishers Weekly). Private investigator Paul Whelan’s specialty is tracking down missing persons. But when his good friend is found slain in an alley, Whelan is steered down a path of violence as he searches for answers in a murder case. His investigation is interrupted by the arrival of an attractive young woman who is on her own search for her missing kid brother. But as clues lead Whelan to believe the two cases may be connected, the body count rises quickly, and he finds himself racing to catch a killer before he strikes again . . . “Raleigh seems to have gotten so deeply inside his hero and his seamy world that there may be nothing left for a sequel. But it would be great to be wrong about that.” —Kirkus Reviews

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    Digital Talking Books Plus
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : OSU:32435079742060
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Talking books
  • Read and download full book Digital Talking Books Plus

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    Center Ring
  • Author : Nicole Waggoner
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Pages : 540
  • ISBN : 9781631520761
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Norah Merrit, a dedicated obstetrician known for her bedside manner and service to Doctors Without Borders, walks into girls’ night out with a confession to make—and what she has to say shakes the group to its core. In the aftermath of Norah’s revelation, each of the women she calls her sister-friends—photojournalist Camille, stay-at-home mom Leila, publicist Ellison, and designer Kate—are left questioning the roads they haven’t taken, and revisiting the vastly different choices they’ve made in life and love. Told in alternating points of view between the five friends, Center Ring is a story about modern women finding balance through action, relationships, and growth in the midst of challenges and change.

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    Homer and the Circus Train
  • Author : Hardie Gramatky
  • Publisher : StarWalk Kids Media
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9781623346096
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Homer is a train caboose and one of the best in the business. He has a coat of red paint, and a gleam in his eye, and he carries himself with pride. The only trouble is that Homer's job as end man on the train causes him to ride backwards.

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    The Publishers Weekly
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1032
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822031999170
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : American literature
  • Read and download full book The Publishers Weekly

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    Library Journal
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 700
  • ISBN : UOM:39015082964969
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Libraries
  • Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

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    Talking Book Topics
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : UFL:31262095580782
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Talking books
  • Read and download full book Talking Book Topics

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    After the Circus
  • Author : Patrick Modiano
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780300218916
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • One of the hallmarks of French author Patrick Modiano’s writing is a singular ability to revisit particular motifs and episodes, infusing each telling with new detail and emotional nuance. In this evocative novel the internationally acclaimed author takes up one of his most compelling themes: a love affair with a woman who disappears, and a narrator grappling with the mystery of a relationship stopped short. Set in mid-sixties Paris, After the Circus traces the relationship between the narrator, a young man not quite of legal age, and the slightly older, enigmatic woman he first glimpses at a police interrogation. The two lovers make their uncertain way into each other’s hearts, but the narrator soon finds himself in the unsettling, ominous presence of others. Who are these people? Are they real, or simply evoked? Part romance, part detective story, this mesmerizing book fully demonstrates Modiano’s signature use of atmosphere and suggestion as he investigates the perils and the exhilaration of young love.

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    The Circus of Stolen Dreams
  • Author : Lorelei Savaryn
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9780593202074
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A dream world turns haunting nightmare in this spellbinding debut novel, perfect for fans of Circus Mirandus and The Night Gardener. After Andrea's brother, Francis, disappeared, everything changed. Her world turned upside down, and there was nothing she could do to right it. So when she discovers a magical dream world called Reverie in the woods near her home, Andrea jumps at the chance to escape her pain and go inside. But the cost of admission is high: Andrea must give up a memory in order to enter. And she knows exactly which memory she'd like to give up. Once inside, Andrea discovers tent after tent of dreams come alive; she can fly on a gust of wind, brave swashbuckling pirates and search for buried treasure, reach for--and wish on--a tangible star, and much, much more. But Andrea soon realizes that not all of Reverie's dreams are meant to delight, and the Sandman behind the circus tents seems to have plans of his own. When Andrea finds a tent in which her brother's darkest nightmare has been brought to life, she realizes the dark truth: Reverie is not an escape; it's a trap. Will Andrea and her new friend Penny have what it takes to find Francis, figure out what's really going on in Reverie, and break free from this nightmarish dream world? A wonderfully inventive, deliciously creepy debut novel that is sure to linger in readers' minds long after the last thrilling page has been turned. Praise for The Circus of Stolen Dreams: * "Savaryn's unconventional story makes for a bewitching debut, filled with dazzling descriptions and real surprises." --Booklist, *STARRED REVIEW*

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    Saga/circus
  • Author : Lyn Hejinian
  • Publisher : Omnidawn Pub
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105131752508
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Two distinct, extended poems present an ensemble of memorable characters in moving, humorous, and mesmerizing motifs. The themes of duality, gender, dichotomy, and genre are explored, blending them with exciting and lyrical language. Beautifully illustrating a diverse array of topics, this examination makes an excellent addition to any collection of poetry.

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    Hunt the Moon
  • Author : Karen Chance
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781101515518
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Cassandra Palmer recently defeated a god, which you'd think would buy a girl a little time off. But it doesn't work that way when your job description is Pythia-the world's chief clairvoyant. Cassie is busier than ever, trying to learn about her power, preparing for her upcoming coronation, and figuring out her relationship with the enigmatic sexy master vampire, Mircea. But someone doesn't want Cassie to become Pythia, and is willing to go to any lengths to make sure the coronation ceremony never happens- including attacking her mother before Cassie is even born.

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    The Doll Factory
  • Author : Elizabeth Macneal
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781982111939
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this “sharp, scary, gorgeously evocative tale of love, art, and obsession” (Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train), a beautiful young woman aspires to be an artist, while a man’s dark obsession may destroy her world forever. The Doll Factory is a sweeping tale of curiosity, love, and possession set among all the sordidness and soaring ambition of 1850s London. The greatest spectacle London has ever seen is being erected in Hyde Park and, among the crowd watching, two people meet. For Iris, an aspiring artist of unique beauty, it is the encounter of a moment—forgotten seconds later—but for Silas, a curiosity collector enchanted by the strange and beautiful, the meeting marks a new beginning. When Iris is asked to model for Pre-Raphaelite artist Louis Frost, she agrees on the condition that he will also teach her to paint, and suddenly her world expands beyond anything she ever dreamed of. But she has no idea that evil stalks her. Silas, it seems, has thought of only one thing since that chance meeting, and his obsession is darkening by the day...

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    The Nightingale Circus
  • Author : Ioana Visan
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 1503336573
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  • Don't be shy and come inside! The Nightingale is waiting to take flight! Welcome to The Nightingale Circus! Listen to the singer with an enchanting voice. Watch the knife throwers who are also prosthetic builders. Here is a telecharger on the run and a ballerina with no lungs. There is a broken pole dancer and an Asian bot. You'll be amazed by a regular girl who becomes exquisite and frightening at the same time. They're better known as the famous Nightingale, the Blade Masters, the Magician, the Swan, the Firebird, the Rocket Girl, and the Golden Lady. They are all waiting to tell you their story about how they came to the circus and why they stayed. This is a companion short story collection to Broken People.

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    The Moon and Sixpence
  • Author : William Somerset Maugham
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : UOM:39015019179178
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : England
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