Emily St John Mandel
Emily St John Mandel author of Station Eleven
Author Talk & Book Signing
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Books & Company
Station Eleven: Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of King Lear. Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur’s chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night a terrible flu begins to spread and life disintegrates around them.
Fifteen years later, Kirsten is an actress with the Traveling Symphony. Together, this small troupe moves between the settlements of an altered world, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors.
Spanning decades, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, this suspenseful, elegiac novel is rife with beauty. A novel of art, memory, and ambition, 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.
Pajama Time Story Hour
PAJAMA TIME! STORY HOUR
Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join Miss Lisa N. as she shares some spooky tales! We'll be making our own scary spider snack and our own eerie crafts to take home and enjoy!
Miss Lisa N. will be reading Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds & Peter Brown, Ready, Steady, Ghost! By Elizabeth Baguley & Marion Lindsay, The Monsterator by Keith Graves & The Monsters' Monster by Patrick McDonnell.
"I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to go away and give birth to a book." STEPHEN FRY
"We read to know we're not alone. We read because we are alone. We read and we are not alone. We are not alone." -Gabrielle Zevin
There is no enjoyment like reading! Jane Austen
"A fondness for reading must be an education in itself." from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen..
“I wish I could write a beautiful book to break those hearts that are soon to cease to exist: a book of faith and small neat worlds and of people who live by the philosophies of popular songs.” — Zelda Fitzgerald