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Events & Programs
Dec.6: Book Discussion "Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern
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.
“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