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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks



One day when I was 12 years old and setting off on my newspaper route after school my mom said will you stop at the doctor's and pick up something... Continue »
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    Children and Other Wild Animals

    Brian Doyle 9780870717543

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus

Lisa Purcell, January 16, 2013

This is an achingly beautiful book, with characters and descriptions perfectly written- a love story to magic, to the circus, to fire and ice, snowfall, dripping candles, contortionists, tarot cards, mysticism, orphans, illusionists, ravens, and the written word. Set against a stunning backdrop of nights glittered with stars, autumn leaves being whipped down desolate streets, the smell of smoke and caramel and longing in the air. It is also a tale of unrequited love, loneliness and loyalty. It would make a breathtaking movie- but only if there were millions upon millions of dollars to be lavishly spent, sparing not a dime.
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