Inman, a wounded Confederate soldier, leaves the hospital where he is being treated, determined to walk home to his sweetheart Ada. He finds the land and the girl he remembers to be changed by the war. This book is a bit depressing but a great historical fiction read. Lengthy but worth the number of pages. Liked the movie, too.
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
Reader's Choice Jan-April 2013. The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon. Lynnie and Homan escape from the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded and find refuge with Martha, a retired schoolteacher. When the authorities catch up with them, Homan escapes but Lynnie is forced back to the school. However, Lynnie leaves her newborn baby with Martha and asks her to hide the child.