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The Circus Fire by Stewart O'Nan


Halfway through a midsummer afternoon performance, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus’s big top caught fire. The tent had been waterproofed with a mixture of paraffin and gasoline; in seconds it was burning out of control, and more than 8,000 people were trapped inside.

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Emily, Alone (O'Nan)

I think I admire O’Nan’s work so much because he writes like I’d like to. He writes about ordinary people and daily events in ways that are both funny and wise. 252 more words


Stewart O'Nan: The Odds (2012)

Stewart O’Nan’s novel The Odds is the second novel of my 20 Under 200 project. It’s the third of O’Nan’s novels I’ve read so far and while… 735 more words


Last Night at the Lobster (O'Nan)

I really have to read more of his work. The one, my second, was just outstanding. A Red Lobster in Connecticut is closing, and Manny must manage the last day. 103 more words


CityBeat Book Review - West of Sunset

West of Sunset

Stewart O’Nan (Viking)

By John J. Kelly · February 19th, 2015

In 1937, with America still clawing out of the Great Depression, F. 268 more words

Book Review

James Ponsoldt Setting On F. Scott Fitzgerald Tale 'West Of Sunset' With SKE

EXCLUSIVE: The Spectacular Now helmer James Ponsoldt is negotiating to adapt and direct West Of Sunset, an adaptation of the Stewart O’Nan novel for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. 274 more words


This Side of Purgatory: West of Sunset

Review: West of Sunset, by Stewart O’Nan
Penguin, 2015. 289 pp. $28.
I’ve never been able to read about addictions. I have thin tolerance for masochism, an issue that cuts to the bone with me, without having to find it in the bottle, the racetrack, or various crystalline powders. 656 more words

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