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The circus train / Amita Parikh.

Parikh, Amita, (author.).


When all is lost, how do you find the courage to keep moving forward? 1938. Lena Papadopoulos has never quite found her place within the circus, even as the daughter of the extraordinary headlining illusionist, Theo. Brilliant and curious, Lena-who uses a wheelchair after a childhood bout with polio-yearns for the real-world magic of science and medicine, her mind stronger than the limitations placed on her by society. Then her unconventional life takes an exciting turn when she rescues Alexandre, an orphan with his own secrets and a mysterious past. As World War II escalates around them, their friendship blossoms into something deeper while Alexandre trains as the illusionist's apprentice. But when Theo and Alexandre are arrested and made to perform in a town for Jews set up by the Nazis, Lena is separated from everything she knows. Forced to make her own way, Lena must confront her doubts and dare to believe in the impossible-herself. -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593539989
  • ISBN: 0593539982
  • Physical Description: 402 pages ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes a conversation with Amita Parikh and discussion questions.
Subject: Circus > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.

Available copies

  • 26 of 29 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Jefferson County.


  • 0 current holds with 29 total copies.
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