Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Upcoming Event: Greenwich Reads Together Book Discussion of STATION ELEVEN at Perrot

The Perrot Memorial Library will host a discussion of the Greenwich Reads Together 2016 book selection, Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel, on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016, at 7:30 PM. The discussion will be led by a member of the Greenwich Pen Women.

Station Eleven is an audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse. Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we knew it came to an end. Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band's existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed.

Greenwich Reads Together is a community-wide reading experience which will engage all of Greenwich in exploring a single book. The goal of Greenwich Reads Together is to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion and to build community connections. The Steering Committee leading this effort includes Greenwich Library, Greenwich Alliance for Education, Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich Historical Society, Greenwich Pen Women and the Greenwich Public and Independent Schools.Visit http://www.greenwichreadstogether.org/ to find book, film and music suggestions for further exploration, as well as discussion guides, links to interviews with the author and much more.

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