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Events & Programs

Dec.6: Book Discussion "Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern

Date: 12/06/18 10:30 am

The North Conway Library’s book club is reading "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern and will discuss it on Dec 6 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Library.

 

This is an open group.  Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member.  The group meets on the first Thursday of each month. Copies of the book are available at the North Conway Library. For details call (603) 356-2961. 

 

About the Book:

 

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

 

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

 

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

 

Reviews:

 

“Magical. Enchanting. Spellbinding. Mesmerizing.”   —Associated Press

 

“Get ready to be won over…. Part love story, part fable, and a knockout debut…. So sparklingly alive, you’ll swear the pages are breathing in your hands…. The Night Circus defies both genres and expectations.”    —The Boston Globe

 

“The Night Circus made me happy. Playful and intensely imaginative, Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for and she has populated it with dueling love-struck magicians, precocious kittens, hyper-elegant displays of beauty and complicated clocks. This is a marvelous book.”   —Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife

 

“The Night Circus is the real deal, the kind of novel that will appeal to romantics, history buff, circus aficionados, mystery fans, and lovers of a good story. . . . Steeped in circus lore, filled with evocative scenes of magic and illusion, enriched by characters as varied as the clockmaker who crafted the circus’s iconic timepiece.”   —Bookreporter

 

“[A] few pages in…and you know you are in the presence of an extraordinary storyteller.” —The Daily Beast

 

NCPL Book Group: Schedule 2018/19

Oct 4, 2018     Ty Gagne: Where you will find me (1B1V)

Nov 1, 2018    Amor Towles: Rules of Civility

Dec 6, 2018    Erin Morgenstern: Night Circus

Jan 3, 2019     Paula McLain: Circling the Sun

Feb 7, 2019    Steven Rowley: Lily & the Octopus

Mar 7, 2019    Jojo Moyes: The girl you left behind

April 4, 2019   Will Schwalbe: End of your life book club

May 2, 2019    Emma Straub: The Vacationers

June 6, 2019   Paulette Jiles: News of the World

Oct 3, 2019     TBD    1B1V

Nov 7, 2019    Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney: The Nest

Dec 5, 2019    B. A. Shapiro: The Art Forger