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The Circus in Winter by Cathy Day
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Jan 24, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: animals, family-relationships, fiction, friendship, library-books, read-in-2011
Read from January 18 to 21, 2011

Cathy Day's The Circus in Winter is a collection of stories woven through the lives of people connected in some way with the Great Porter Circus. The "feel" of the stories is almost historical/biographical, rather than what one normally considers fictional. The subjects of Day's stories are well-written and elicit from the reader a kind of depth of feeling not often found in short fiction.

An amazing piece of contemporary fiction, The Circus in Winter is undoubtedly a book worth reading and relishing. Cathy Day's style of writing is simple and without unneeded embellishments. I enjoyed each of her stories for what it was: a work when blended together with the others contained in the book, completes a beautifully moving portrait of the circus and small-town life.

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