Saturday Samplers book group will discuss Cathy Day's novel, The Circus in Winter, on Saturday, October 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the library. Ms. Day currently teaches in the English Department of Ball State University, but at one time was an instructor at The College of New Jersey.
A native of Indiana, she set her first book, The Circus in Winter, in her hometown of Peru (fictionalized as Lima, Indiana) which had an interesting history as the winter home of a travelling circus. Ms. Day's book tells the fascinating stories of circus people, townsfolk and the town itself over a timeline of many decades.
As the Chicago Tribune notes, "Day moves back and forth in time, from the 1880s to the 1960s to the 1930s to the near present, in a story-cycle form similar to the work of Louise Erdrich and Sherwood Anderson." For more information about Cathy Day and the book, please refer to a posting on the blog of this book group, Saturday Samplers.