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July 2012

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    Books in the News - 7/29/12 ()

    Juliet in August

    Here's what books appeared in our local newspapers over the weekend!

    In the Pioneer Press, it was a festival of local mystery authors as the mother and daughter who write as P.J. Tracy were profiled, along with their new book, Off the Grid

    Julie Kramer's Riley Spartz mystery, Shunning Sarah, was also highlighted, along with her busy August bookstore tour schedule.

    Over at the Star Tribune, some of the fiction books profiled include...

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    The Circus - Truth OR Fiction ()

    Circus Fire

    Sometimes reading a great fiction book makes you want to know more about the real story--and sometimes reading a great non-fiction book makes you crave a truly great fictional tale set in the same milieu.  Here's two great books, both about the fascinating world of the circus in the first half of the 20th century.

    First, non-fiction with The Circus Fire!  Stewart O’Nan brings all his narrative gifts to bear on this gripping account of tragedy and heroism--the great Hartford circus fire of 1944. Halfway through a midsummer afternoon performance, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus's big top caught fire. The tent had been waterproofed...

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    Tags: Fiction, Nonfiction