The Flying Circus

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The award-winning, national bestselling author of Whistling Past the Graveyard sends an unlikely trio on an exhilarating adventure high above the American Midwest of the 1920s in a spirited, “entertaining surprise” (Publishers Weekly) of a novel in league with Water for Elephants and The Aviator’s Wife.

They are barnstormers…the daredevil fliers whose airborne acrobatics are a thrilling spectacle crisscrossing the Heartland skies. Rising above each of their circumstances in their own “flying circus” are Cora Rose Haviland, a privileged young woman left penniless when her father’s fortune is lost; Charles “Gil” Gilchrist, a World War I pilot whose traumatic past fuels his death-defying stunts; and eighteen-year-old Henry Schuler, the son of a German immigrant farmer, on the run from shocking accusations. Each holds secrets that could destroy their makeshift family. And, on their adrenaline-charged journey of self-discovery, one of them must pay the price.

With the poignant and powerful storytelling voice that made Whistling Past the Graveyard “a classic, a book people want to pass along for generations to come” (Feathered Quill Book Reviews), Susan Crandall artfully weaves the stories of three unforgettable characters, each searching for salvation that waits just beyond the horizon.


  • FlyingCircus 01 Title

    Duration: 33s
  • FlyingCircus 02 Quote

    Duration: 35s
  • FlyingCircus 03 Ch1

    Duration: 40min
  • FlyingCircus 04 Ch2

    Duration: 36min
  • FlyingCircus 05 Ch3

    Duration: 34min
  • FlyingCircus 06 Ch4

    Duration: 39min
  • FlyingCircus 07 Ch5

    Duration: 45min
  • FlyingCircus 08 Ch6

    Duration: 25min
  • FlyingCircus 09 Ch7

    Duration: 01h01min
  • FlyingCircus 10 Ch8

    Duration: 33min
  • FlyingCircus 11 Ch9

    Duration: 31min
  • FlyingCircus 12 Ch10

    Duration: 24min
  • FlyingCircus 13 Ch11

    Duration: 32min
  • FlyingCircus 14 Ch12

    Duration: 15min
  • FlyingCircus 15 Ch13

    Duration: 10min
  • FlyingCircus 16 Ch14

    Duration: 20min
  • FlyingCircus 17 Ch15

    Duration: 39min
  • FlyingCircus 18 Ch16

    Duration: 15min
  • FlyingCircus 19 Ch17

    Duration: 15min
  • FlyingCircus 20 Ch18

    Duration: 18min
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