CRRL Picks: Under the Big Top

The Aerialist
The Aerialist A Novel By Schmitt, Richard (Book - 2000 ) FICTION Sch Available in some locations

Annotation:A high-wire act in more ways than one, this...novel...tells the story of a restless young drifter who joins the circus and falls under its tarnished spell.

The Blue Moon Circus
The Blue Moon Circus A Three Ring Novel By Raleigh, Michael (Book - 2002 ) FICTION Ral Available in some locations

Annotation:(Lewis Tully) leads an oddball circus ensemble across the recently tamed, dust-blown American West.

The Circus in Winter
The Circus in Winter By Day, Cathy (Book - 2004 ) FICTION Day Available in some locations

Annotation:From 1884 to 1939, the Great Porter Circus made the unlikely choice to winter in an Indiana town called Lima.

The Disapparation of James
The Disapparation of James By Ursu, Anne (Book - 2003 ) FICTION Urs Available in some locations

Annotation:Hannah and Justin couldn't be more surprised when their shy son James volunteers for the magic act at the circus. The trick is spectacular and applause rings throughout the auditorium when James seems to disappear before their very eyes. The trouble is, he really did disappear.

The Hatbox Baby
The Hatbox Baby A Novel By Brown, Carrie (Book - 2000 ) FICTION Bro Available in some locations

Annotation:The year is 1933, and on a sweltering summer morning, a baby is delivered in a hatbox to the Century of Progress Exposition - The World's Fair - in Chicago.

Madeleine Is Sleeping
Madeleine Is Sleeping By Bynum, Sarah Shun-lien (Book - 2005 ) FICTION Byn Available in some locations

Annotation:When a girl falls into a deep and impenetrable sleep, the borders between her provincial French village and the peculiar, beguiling realm of her dreams begin to disappear.

Metropolis A Novel By Gaffney, Elizabeth (Book - 2005 ) FICTION Gaf All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Follows our hero from his arrival in New York harbor through his experiences in Barnum’s circus, the criminal underground, and the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, and on ...

The Night Circus
The Night Circus A Novel By Morgenstern, Erin (Book - 2012 ) FICTION Mor Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

The Paris Enigma
The Paris Enigma A Novel By Santis, Pablo de (Book - 2008 ) FICTION San Available in some locations

Annotation:It is 1889, and the entire world breathlessly anticipates the Paris World's Fair and the opening of Monsieur Eiffel's iconic tower.

Serpent Girl
Serpent Girl A Novel By Carnahan, Matthew (Book - 2005 )

Annotation:(A) voyage into the darkest depths of carny life–and, remarkably, a tender love story to boot.

Something Wicked This Way Comes
Something Wicked This Way Comes By Bradbury, Ray (Paperback - 1998 ) Available in some locations

Annotation:The carnival rolls in sometime after midnight, ushering in Halloween a week early. The shrill siren song of a calliope beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained.

Swim to Me
Swim to Me A Novel By Carter, Betsy (Book - 2007 ) FICTION Car Available in some locations

Annotation:Leaving the Bronx far behind, (Delores Walker) is headed for sunny Weeki Wachee Springs, frayed roadside attraction in danger of becoming obsolete with the opening of Walt Disney's latest creation, only miles up the road.

Swing A Mystery By Holmes, Rupert (Book - 2006 ) FICTION Hol Available in some locations

Annotation:Ray Sherwood is a big-band arranger whose current gig lands him at the 1940 World's Fair, which is taking place on Treasure Island, in San Francisco Bay.

Water for Elephants
Water for Elephants A Novel By Gruen, Sara (Book - 2007 ) FICTION Gru Available in some locations

Annotation:Told in flashback by nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski, recounts the wild and wonderful period he spent with the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth, a traveling circus he joined during the Great Depression.

Wonder When You'll Miss Me
Wonder When You'll Miss Me By Davis, Amanda (Book - 2003 ) FICTION Dav Available in some locations

Annotation:Faith is haunted by "the Fat Girl, " a hideously distorted version of her former self whom only she can see, and seeks a new identity and a new home with a traveling circus.

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