The Night Circus

Photo by Erin Morgenstern.

“The Night Circus pulls you into a world as dark as it is dazzling, fully realized but still something out of a dream You will not want to leave it.”

When the reviews alone are this poignant and spellbinding, it’s hard to resisting diving into the book.

This month the Progress Book Club is reading “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern.

Join us for a night of sweet treats from Wildflour Baking Co. and conversation on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Progress office (315 W. Will Rogers.)

Whether you've attended before, and whether you've finished the book or not—all are welcome.

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.

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

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