Please join us on Sunday, October 16th at 3 pm as we welcome to the Bookshop Erin Morgenstern, discussing and signing her first novel, "The Night Circus".
In her own words.....
"I’m a Cancerian with a Leo Moon and Taurus rising and yes, I know what all of that means.
I studied theatre & studio art at Smith College.
I grew up in Marshfield, Massachusetts. Steve Carrell now owns the store where I bought penny candy and blue raspberry Slush Puppies as a child. This both amuses and disturbs me.
I was reading Stephen King at age 12 and J.K. Rowling at age 21. This likely speaks volumes about my literary development.
I currently live in Salem, Massachusetts & will be relocating to Boston in the foreseeable future. Kittens are looking forward to the impending influx of cardboard boxes."
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
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
Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.