The first official meeting of Drake Public Library’s new book club The Genre Shifters will be on September 9th at 2pm. We will also have a meeting on September 24th at 6 to discuss the same book. We’re starting out with 2 different meeting times in order to make the book club accessible for as many patrons as possible.
As Genre Shifters we will be picking a book from a different section of the library each month. We’ll all end up extremely well rounded as readers. This will be a great way to introduce some new flavors to your reading repertoire or help you break out of a rut.
September’s book is a very popular and highly acclaimed fantasy novel. We’ll be reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. According to the book’s publisher “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 Reves,” 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.”
So make plans now to join us as we discuss the book and enjoy themed refreshments and the fellowship of other book enthusiasts.
Let the circulation desk know if you need a copy of the book and we will get you one.