In love with Station Eleven

I try not to take advantage of my middle-sized-fish-in-small-pond status and assert myself at events, but in June when I was one of the speakers at the American Library Association tea, and read up on the other speakers, there was one book I made a leap for, elbowing aside all the librarians who were there ahead of me.  I mean: a postapocalyptic novel featuring a traveling Shakespeare company.  I had to have it.StationElevenHCUS2

And to my huge pleasure, it lived up to my expectations. Witty, human, clever, and utterly original: Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven is a book for the ages.  And although you may not be able to get one from the ALA convention, this week it can be yours, and you can find a new writer to adore.


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  1. Merrily Taylor on September 12, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Laurie, oh dear, another book to go on the reading list. I’ve been seeing excellent reviews of this book, but was putting off making a decision…but now that it has your endorsement, what am I going to do? Will have to buy it. Now to decide on whether it will be as an audio book or for the Kindle…

  2. Peggy Hall on September 12, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I am thoroughly enjoying reading “Alias Hook” (one of your recommendations) so I’ll put this one on my list too.

    • Tricia Mills on September 12, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      I enjoyed that last week….hope you do, too.

  3. Audrey Belleci on September 12, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    sorry, can’t comment, I’m on my way to the bookstore to pick it up

  4. John Bychowski on September 12, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I enjoyed her novel, The Singer’s Gun, and I am looking forward to meeting her in person in a couple weeks when I attend her tour event at Anderson’s Bookshop! Photos will follow!

  5. Lynn on September 12, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I was fortunate to receive an ARC. I am looking forward to reading it

  6. Meredith Taylor on September 14, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Thank you!!

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