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Staff Pick: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus: Morgenstern, Erin: 8601401288732: Books

Today’s staff pick is a time-tested fan favorite. It has been frequently mentioned in our reading lists over the years, including a recent post about perfect fall reads. With lush descriptions of the sights, sounds, and smells of all things autumn (and with a hearty dose of magic), it’s no wonder the Night Circus is recommended so frequently during this time of year.

“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.”

You can place this title on hold today in several different formats:

Thanks for reading,
-George, FTPL

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