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A Circus Without Elephants: A Memoir

A Circus Without Elephants: A Memoir

by Maralys Wills
     
 

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Maralys Wills unwittingly becomes the ringmaster of an eight-sport family—an exuberant troupe of five boys and a girl that discovers joy and laughter in offbeat creations like double decker bicycles and primitive hang gliders. Thanks to the kids, she soars to 2,000 feet on a tandem hang glider, plays tennis with Dinah Shore, and appears on Family Feud. When

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Maralys Wills unwittingly becomes the ringmaster of an eight-sport family—an exuberant troupe of five boys and a girl that discovers joy and laughter in offbeat creations like double decker bicycles and primitive hang gliders. Thanks to the kids, she soars to 2,000 feet on a tandem hang glider, plays tennis with Dinah Shore, and appears on Family Feud. When tragedy strikes, she and her family must summon great reserves of humor and the courage to move on.

Editorial Reviews

author—A Woman of Independent Means - Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
"A Circus Without Elephants" proves once again that, contrary to Tolstoy, happy families are not all alike. Wills describes the highs and lows of her remarkable family with a sunny wit shadowed by the experience of tragic loss. One is left with a renewed sense of joy in the moment and the solace of shared laughter.
author—Sunset Tomorrow - E. Ervin Tibbs
At its heart, "A Circus Without Elephants" is the story of its author, Maralys Wills, the bemused ringmaster, snapping her marshmallow whip over a bewildering array of characters—her family. Her stories will make you smile, or laugh out loud, and yet there are times you will find a lump in your throat. You will be delighted by the circus, you will love the ringmaster.
author—One Summer In Between - Melissa Mather
Wills' memoir is as warming as a pot of good coffee share by old friends. Wise and loving, it's a celebration of the joys and heartbreak of parenthood that ought to be required reading for every dewy-eyed young couple contemplating marriage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016684420
Publisher:
Lemon Lane Press
Publication date:
06/24/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
290
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

Maralys Wills is the author of 14 books, and teaches writing on the college level. She is the mother of six children whom she often writes about. She is an alum of Stanford and UCLA, and in 2000 received Teacher of the Year. Her most challenging project was the memoir, Higher than Eagles, which details the deaths of two sons to hang gliding, a sport they pioneered. The book gained fine reviews and five movie options. Wills relishes her role as a public speaker on writing and publishing.

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