Here’s a description of the event from the library website:
Main Library Auditorium
Thursday, January 26
Reception at 6:15 | Author talk at 6:45
Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus, will discuss her work. Book signing will follow talk. Books will be available for sale through Parnassus books.
One of the most highly anticipated novels of the fall season,The Night Circus follows the story of a mysterious circus which appears unexpectedly in different parts of the world, open only at night. The circus proves to be truly magical, as it is in fact an elaborate competition between two magicians, Celia and Marco, whose fates were decided for them as children.
Among the critics praising the novel was Ron Charles of The Washington Post, who wrote, “With no more lust than a late volume of Harry Potter, Morgenstern manages to conjure up a love story for adults that feels luxuriously romantic. When Celia calls their circus a ‘wonder and comfort and mystery all together,’ she could have been talking about this book.”
Readers have already made the book among the bestsellers of the year, and a film is in the works for a 2013 release by the production company responsible for the Twilight films.
- Ticket distribution – 5:45 p.m.
- Reception – 6:15 p.m.
- Author talk – 6:45 p.m.
- Book Signing – 7:30 to 8:30 p.m