Sunday, January 19, 2020

Eleven of the best books about the circus

At Electric Lit, intern McKayla Coyle tagged eleven of the best books under the bigtop, including:
The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay

It’s 1919, and the Turner family has just lost their main source of income. In order to avoid poverty, their mother pushes daughters Gert, Winnie, Kit, and Nell into a tumbling vaudeville act. When their act is picked up by an agent, the sisters and their mother are sent on a tour of east coast vaudeville theaters, where they travel with a peculiar company of performers. As the Turner women become closer with their fellow vaudevillians, the characters tumble together into a world of romance, friendship, and theatrics that will leave them changed forever.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Tumbling Turner Sisters.

--Marshal Zeringue