October Meetup: Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

For October, we will be reading Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

Description: 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 Reves, 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.

Reminder: Time Tested is happy to order a book for you if they don't have it on the shelves - and it's easy! Just call or stop by... they put in orders on Tuesdays and it is often available that Thursday. Be sure to let them know you are with the Sacramento Women's Book Club.

The $5 fee goes to Time Tested Books for letting us use their great space.

Please bring a dish to share with the group (whatever you like!). Thanks!

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  • Michelle Kokones B.

    Thanks for a great evening! For the interested writerly types - November is National Novel Writing Month. Check it out - nanowrimo.org :-)

    October 16, 2013

    • Donna

      Thank you for the web address. So enjoyed the discussion! Donna

      October 16, 2013

    • Michelle Kokones B.

      My pleasure - hope to encourage your inner writer!

      October 17, 2013

  • Michelle Kokones B.

    Wonderful group, lively discussion, and delicious dishes. Hope to make another event soon!

    October 17, 2013

  • Alexandra R.

    It's difficult to suspend belief. I look at the Victorian times that were supposed to be part of the story, and I wonder about people then, how they went to the circus, what they expected. I feel a little jaded, it's hard to believe in magic. It was an excellent novel. I won't give up on it.

    1 · October 16, 2013

  • Jamie C.

    Gotta baby sit. Gotta bow out tonight.

    October 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so sorry, I will have my 5 year old this evening and will be unable to attend after all. I will try to attend the next gathering.

    October 16, 2013

  • Bridget W.

    I won't be able to attend. I will look forward to next month.

    October 16, 2013

  • Janet

    I will not be able be there but have enjoyed the book! Will miss the group this month but look forward to joining you next month.

    October 16, 2013

  • Ana

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it after all but plan on coming to the next one.

    October 15, 2013

  • Jackie L.

    Greetings from Maryland. I read the book and really enjoyed it-- and yes, I suspended belief. Unfortunately my flight arrives too late to attend on Wednesday. But I will be there in November.

    October 15, 2013

  • Bridget W.

    Hi! Just "officially" joined! I marked as attending,but I have never read the book. I won't have time to do so prior to the meeting. Bummer! I feel better about leaving the one remaining spot to someone who has read the book,but is just late accepting.

    September 16, 2013

    • Bridget W.

      (sorry,cell glitch) we typically meet? Is there a meeting in Nov?

      September 16, 2013

    • Liya

      I haven't picked a book for November yet. We don't typically have books chosen that far out, but other members are leading discussions for October and December.

      1 · September 16, 2013

  • Bridget W.

    For Oct. should I just read the noted selection and R.S.V.P. on the 19th? Or can I do so sooner? I'd happily accept any other feedback or suggestions,as well!

    September 16, 2013

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