New Book Unveils a Circus Love Story and a Circus Performer’s Life Journey

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‘She Flies Through The Air’ chronicles the life led and the love found by school-teacher-turned-circus-catcher Lee Stath.

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Acrophobia is definitely not an asset to flying over circus rings or swinging from one trapeze to the other. Rather, constant practice and determination led trapeze performer now author Lee Stath, to share how his mentor made one of the best catchers in the circus world out of a reluctant school teacher. In “She Flies Through The Air,” Stath divulges the gritty inside and the lusty life on a circus train or inside the circus’ sweaty tin truck along with the priceless love he found while doing his passion.

Circus-catcher-turned-author Stath, also known in the circus world as part of The Flying Marilees, gives readers not just the free ticket to live shows and acts but to a glimpse of the life and the practice all circus people lead behind the curtains and inside their truck and tents in this new book. “She Flies Through the Air” follows the life Stath lived after he ran off, leaving his teaching stints and finally joining the circus. He proudly shares how an educated man has chosen to do his passion rather than follow his profession.

Readers who are circus and acrobats fanatics will surely find delight within the pages of this beautiful narrative. For those who are not much involved with the dangerous flying and bending acts for entertainment, this book is still suited for them. Touching on a wide spectrum of themes, places, and individual stories presented, readers of all ages will find entertainment within the pages of this book. From featuring the different locations of the circus to the many happenings along the road while members travel, each chapter will have everyone see their own reflection in the book’s one page or another.

“She Flies Through The Air” is not only a reflection of the wonderful life lived by the author but most importantly, a love story between the most accomplished flyer in the world and of the catcher.

“She Flies Through The Air” will be featured at the 2014 Texas Library Association Book Exhibit in San Antonio, TX, which will run on April 8 - 11, 2014.

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About the Author
Lee Stath (Marilees) is a circus cather who retired and looks back to the wonderful life he had lived at the circus, the place where he met his beloved wife, Mary. His book “She Flies Through The Air” chronicles 60 years of loving, holding, and catching the most accomplished trapeze flyer.

She Flies Through The Air * by Lee Stath (Marilees)
Circus Life
Publication Date: October 31, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 318 pages; 978-1-4931-2017-8
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 318 pages; 978-1-4931-2018-5
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-2019-2

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