Third Thursday Book Discussion
Thursday the 20th at 1:00PM
This June, on Thursday the 20th at 1:00PM, the Hampstead Public Library Book Group will discuss “Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern. This spellbinding novel follows the tale of Celia and Marco who have been trained since childhood for the purpose of a magical duel that is staged in the Night Circus. The circus arrives without warning. 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, and it is only open at night. Unbeknownst to Celia and Marco, this duel is a game in which only one can be left standing. 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. Written in rich prose this novel is a feast for the senses. Copies of the book are available at the library’s front desk. Newcomers are always welcome to the discussion.
Note: There will be no Nonfiction Book Discussion in June
Upcoming Book Group selections in 2013
The Third Thursday Book Group at the Hampstead Public Library will meet on July 18th at 1:00PM to discuss “Defending Jacob” by William Landay.
This novel is about a Massachusetts assistant district attorney with a successful career, good family and happy life. Andy Barber is blindsided when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, and his 14 year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy. Jacob insists that he is innocent, and Andy believes him. As damning facts and shocking revelations surface, as his marriage threatens to crumble and the trial intensifies, as the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own--between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation.
Award-winning author William Landay has written the consummate novel of an embattled family in crisis--a suspenseful, character-driven mystery that is also a spellbinding tale of guilt, betrayal, and the terrifying speed at which our lives can spin out of control. Copies of the book are available at the library’s front desk. Newcomers are always welcome to the discussion