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.



  1. Merrily Taylor says:

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

  3. Audrey Belleci says:

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

  4. John Bychowski says:

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

  6. Meredith Taylor says:

    Thank you!!

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