Multcolib My Librarian Matt: When the circus comes to town

Serpent Girl
Serpent Girl A Novel By Carnahan, Matthew (Book - 2005 ) FICTION CARNAHAN All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 1 copy
Geek Love
Geek Love By Dunn, Katherine (Book - 2002 ) FICTION DUNN 2002 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 6 on 26 copies

Annotation:Aloysious and Lillian Binewski, proprietors of a traveling carnival fill the ranks of their sideshow with their own children. Love and chaos ensues.

Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician
Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician A Novel By Wallace, Daniel (Book - 2007 ) FICTION WALLACE

Annotation:A tender story that weaves a tragic secret, a mysterious meeting with the Devil, and a family of charming circus freaks recounting the extraordinary adventures of their friend Henry Walker, the Negro Magician.

The Ordinary Acrobat
The Ordinary Acrobat A Journey Into the Wondrous World of the Circus, Past and Present By Wall, Duncan (Book - 2013 ) 796.476092 W1872o 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:The extraordinary story of a young man's plunge into the unique and wonderful world of the circus--taking readers deep into circus history and its renaissance as a contemporary art form, and behind the (tented) walls of France's most prestigious circus school.

Carnivàle The Complete First Season (DVD - 2004 ) DVD Drama CARNIVALE All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:1934. The Dustbowl. In a time of sandstorms, plagues, drought and pestilence - signs of God's fury and harbingers of the Apocalypse - the final conflict between good and evil is about to begin and when the carnival arrives it's only the beginning.

The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno
The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno A Novel By Bryson, Ellen (Book - 2010 ) FICTION BRYSON 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1865 New York City Bartholomew Fortuno, the World's Thinnest Man, believes that his unusual body is a gift. Then, he's hired by none other than P. T. Barnum to work at his spectacular American Museum-a modern marvel of macabre displays, breathtaking theatrical performances, and live shows by Barnum's cast of freaks and oddities.

Carny (DVD - 2009 ) DVD Drama CARNY All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A carnival's clown and pitchman both fall in love with an adolescent run-away.

Ibid A Life : A Novel in Footnotes By Dunn, Mark (Book - 2004 ) FICTION DUNN Available in some locations

Annotation:After the only copy of his book is destroyed in a warm bath, Mark Dunn is forced to publish only the footnotes to his biography of Jonathan Balshette, a three-legged former carnival star turned deodorant magnate cum philanthropist.

The Night Circus
The Night Circus A Novel By Morgenstern, Erin (Book - 2011 ) FICTION MORGENSTE 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.

Water for Elephants
Water for Elephants A Novel By Gruen, Sara (Book - 2011 ) FICTION GRUEN 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Ninety-something-year-old Jacob Jankowski remembers his time in the circus as a young man during the Great Depression, and his friendship with Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, and Rosie, the elephant, who gave them hope.

Something Wicked This Way Comes
Something Wicked This Way Comes By Bradbury, Ray (Book - 2001 ) FICTION BRADBURY 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. Two boys stand perilously close to learning it's dark secrets.

Eyeing the Flash
Eyeing the Flash The Education of A Carnival Con Artist By Fenton, Peter (Book - 2005 ) 364.163 F342e 2005 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Set against the hurly-burly atmosphere of the carnival midway, this wryly humorous memoir tells of Fenton's transformation from shy, awkward teen to smooth-talking professional grifter.

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When the circus comes to town it brings more than clowns, elephants and the big top. Mystery, intrigue, and lest we forget, carnies, are often in tow. This collection of books explores what happens when everyday life collides with the travelling menagerie of the circus world.

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