Back to All Events

Adult Book Discussion Group (Horizon Center)

  • The Horizon Center / Shelby Senior Services 1504 S Harrison St Shelbyville, IN, 46176 United States (map)

Join us for the library's book discussion group at the Horizon Center!

This discussion group meets on the fourth Thursday of most months. At this meeting, we will be discussing THE CIRCUS IN WINTER by Cathy Day. Books are available by the library's main circulation desk.

From 1884 to 1939, the Great Porter Circus makes the unlikely choice to winter in an Indiana town called Lima, a place that feels as classic as Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, and as wondrous as a first trip to the Big Top. In Lima an elephant can change the course of a man’s life-or the manner of his death. Jennie Dixianna entices men with her dazzling Spin of Death and keeps them in line with secrets locked in a cedar box. The lonely wife of the show’s manager has each room of her house painted like a sideshow banner, indulging her desperate passion for a young painter. And a former clown seeks consolation from his loveless marriage in his post-circus job at Clown Alley Cleaners.

In her astonishing debut, Cathy Day follows the circus people into their everyday lives, bringing the greatest show on earth to the page...

 

Pam Weakley, Outreach Department Head, will lead the discussion. Questions? (317) 398-7121 ext. 239 or pweakley@sscpl.lib.in.us.


Earlier Event: June 20
Morristown Storytime
Later Event: June 20
Upper Elementary Book Group