Next Book Club “Station Eleven”



One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time—from the actor’s early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as The Travelling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains—this suspenseful, elegiac novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor’s first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.


Emily St. John Mandel is the author of Last Night in MontrealThe Singer’s Gun, and The Lola Quartet. Her short fiction and essays have been anthologized in numerous collections, including Best American Mystery Stories 2013. A staff writer for The Millions, Mandel lives in New York City.

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