Seniors Book Club November Selection

Station ElevenThe Seniors Book Club will meet Wednesday, November 18th at 2 pm. This month we’re discussing the award winning post-apocalyptic novel Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

About the book:

“An audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, from the author of three highly acclaimed previous novels. 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 Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding 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 cross hairs 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”–Provided by publisher.

Author website

Author biography

National Book Foundation interview

A tor.com interview

A CBC Books interview

Discussion questions

A Globe and Mail review

A New York Times review

Interviews/Reviews on Youtube

King Lear

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