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2015 Michigan Notable Author Visit at the Howell Carnegie Library

Join the Howell Carnegie Library at the Howell Opera House for An Afternoon with Emily St. John Mandel, Author of the 2015-16 Great Michigan Read Station Eleven.

Station Eleven is the story of the Traveling Symphony, a troupe of Shakespearean actors and orchestral musicians traveling the shores of the Great Lakes in a post-apocalyptic Michigan. Striving to maintain their humanity in the altered landscape of a world where 99% of the population has been wiped out by a flu pandemic, the Traveling Symphony operates under one credo: “Survival is insufficient.”

The questions raised in this novel will make you think about what it means to be human, why we fight for survival,  and the human need to connect, to mark history and to create a future. We think you will love this book as much as we do

Station Eleven was on the New York Times best-seller list for eight weeks, and was one of the best-reviewed books in 2014. The film and TV rights for the novel have been acquired by producer Scott Steindorff.

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