The Night Circus

  • April 25, 2013 · 6:00 PM

by Erin Morgenstern

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.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

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  • Audrey S.

    coming straight from work, GPS says I should be there about 5:35. Any parking suggestions?

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so sorry. I was really looking forward to coming and loved the book. I'll see you all next month.

    April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Made the reservation for 10 people at Sambuca. Virago will have to wait for another book...

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Virago is good but keeps really packed. I'm guessing we'd have a reservation anyway. I'm all in favor of a dark, moody place.

    April 23, 2013

  • Audrey S.

    location suggestion: Sambuca; it might be too expensive, but I thought of it as having the right atmosphere :)

    April 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I haven't finished yet, but that sounds about right.

      April 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I also thought maybe Virago...

      April 18, 2013

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