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.
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.