BookTalkers discussion group meets at 6:00 pm in the Armstrong Conference Room
The Night Circus: Monday, May 20, 6 pm & Tuesday, May 21, 2 pm
Celia is a five-year-old with untrained psychokinetic powers when she is unceremoniously dumped on her unsuspecting father, Hector Bowen, better known as Le Cirque des Reves’ Prospero the Entertainer. Hector immediately hatches a sinister scheme for Celia: pit her against a rival’s young magician in an epic battle of magic that will, by design, result in the death of one of the players, though neither Celia nor her adversary, Marco, is informed of the inevitable outcome. What neither Hector nor his rival count on is that Celia and Marco will eventually fall in love. Debut novelist Erin Morgenstern blends mystery,
romance, circus lore and magic into a captivating story that quickly became a best-seller.