COMING IN APRIL 2018:
Get a jump on the annual One Book – One Community celebration — check out the selected title, "Station Eleven."
When a flu pandemic kills off 99 percent of the world's population, a group of rag-tag actors and musicians travels across a desolate country to keep the remnants of art and humanity alive — because "survival is insufficient." But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who threatens the tiny band's existence. The story moves back and forth in time, vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, and finally reveals the strange twist of fate that connects them all.
EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL
Meet and hear the author on April 12 at the Library Center!
Emily St. John Mandel was born in British Columbia, Canada. "Station Eleven" was a finalist for a 2014 National Book Award and a New York Times bestseller. Her previous novels were "Last Night in Montreal," "The Singer's Gun" and "The Lola Quartet." She is a staff writer for The Millions, and her work has appeared in numerous anthologies.
PICTURE THIS: A WORLD WITHOUT PEOPLE
JANUARY 2 - FEBRUARY 25, 2018
Use any camera, including cell phones or other portable devices to capture your view of "A World Without People". DETAILS
READING CHALLENGE: "STATION ELEVEN"
JANUARY 2-31, 2018
Enter to win a pair of front-row seats to Emily St. John Mandel's visit on April 12, and a signed copy of "Station Eleven".
JOHN M. BARRY
John M. Barry, author of "The Great Influenza: The Story of the Greatest Pandemic in History," also joins the Big Read with a talk and book signing on April 19. DETAILS
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