The Friends of the Pacific Beach Library is inviting everyone to be a part of the Book Discussion Group night happening on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm at the PB branch library. For the month of June, the selection will be The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
The book is set near a historical Victorian London in a wandering magical circus that is open only from sunset to sunrise. Le Cirque des Rêves, the Circus of Dreams, features such wonders and “ethereal enigmas” as a blooming garden made all of ice, acrobats soaring without a net, and a vertical cloud maze where patrons who get lost simply step off and float gently to the floor. The circus has no set schedule, appearing without warning and leaving without notice; they travel in a train disguised as an ordinary coal transport. A network of devoted fans styling themselves “rêveurs” (“dreamers”) develops around the circus; they identify to each other by adding a splash of red to garb that otherwise matches the characteristic black and white of the circus tents. The magical nature of the circus is occluded under the guise of legerdemain; the illusionist truly transforms her jacket into a raven and the fortune teller truly reads the uncertain future, and both are applauded for their ingenuity.
Copies of the book will be available for check out at the Circulation Desk.
For more information, please visit http://www.pblibraryfriends.org.