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By Richard Russo

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo and 5 different Maine authors the following end up that the shut of lifestyles don't need to be packed with darkness, whilst hospice assistance is to hand. those writers recount intensely own and profoundly relocating end-of-life debts that hide a large spectrum of human event. All six authors are donating their royalties to a Maine hospice; Down East also will donate 10 percentage of proceeds to a similar reason.

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Then, on Kathleen’s first day in the ring, the unthinkable happened. With documentary film cameras rolling and reporters filling the seats, she was knocked down by one of the cats, Simba. The next show it happened again, and the following day it also happened, Kathleen barely escaping injury with each time. The experiment seemed a failure. Everyone on the show expected her to quit. “At that point it was a challenge,” Kathleen said. “None of the people on the show thought I could do it. None of them.

Clown,” a girl called from the front row, and The Circus on Parade / 33 it took a moment to realize she was talking to me. “Keep waving,” I called out to the king and queen behind me. ” The energy seemed to grow as we rounded the track. Kids hurried down to the railing and reached out to touch us. My arms started getting tired from waving. The music was wailing and Jimmy was singing, “Be a clown, be a clown. All the world loves a clown…,” when suddenly I looked back and noticed that the little girl in the cart with the brightly striped cape—the queen of the opening circus parade—was crying.

2, crease the black and empty field. A lone man dressed in blue jeans, a white sweatshirt, and a red knit cap walks to the end of the twin lines of light, picks up a sledgehammer, and begins pounding a wooden stake into the grass. A forklift appears from out of the dark, lowers its outstretched arms to the ground, and scoops up a sack of assorted ropes and cables, which it deposits next to the first of four red flags that mark where the center poles will rise. The sky is dark, but lightening. The town still sleeps.

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