Join us this month to discuss Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. We will be meeting at the bookstore at 7:30pm, Saturday, February 25 to discuss the book and share wine & snacks.
This book was a finalist for the National Book Award (2014) and the PEN/Faulkner Award (2015). It won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel (2015) and has been a nominee for the Sunburst Award (2015), John W. Campbell Memorial Award (2015), British Fantasy Award (2015), Toronto Book Award (2015), The Great Michigan Read (2015), Women's Prize for Fiction (2015), and Goodread's Choice Award for Fiction (2014).
Here's how the publisher describes it:
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 know 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.
It's also received some attention from these authors:
“Station Eleven is so compelling, so fearlessly imagined, that I wouldn’t have put it down for anything.”
— Ann Patchett
“Deeply melancholy, but beautifully written, and wonderfully elegiac . . . A book that I will long remember, and return to.”
— George R. R. Martin
“Absolutely extraordinary.” —Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus
And from these publications:
“It’s hard to imagine a novel more perfectly suited, in both form and content, to this literary moment. Station Eleven, if we were to talk about it in our usual way, would seem like a book that combines high culture and low culture—“literary fiction” and “genre fiction.” But those categories aren’t really adequate to describe the book” —The New Yorker
“Possibly the most captivating and thought-provoking post-apocalyptic novel you will ever read.” —The Independent (London)
“Strange, poetic, thrilling, and grim all at once, Station Eleven is a prismatic tale about survival, unexpected coincidences, and the significance of art.” —Bustle, “Best Book of the Month”
We're beyond excited to read and discuss the book with our book club members. If you want to join, RSVP in the form below so Mary knows how much wine to bring ;) You can get the book at Foggy Pine for $15.95 + 15% off when you mention the book club! See you soon, book friends!
Hello everyone! The holidays are upon us and that means a slightly different schedule for book club meetings over the next couple months. After the holidays, we'll return to our regular Saturday evening meeting time.
This month, we'll be meeting on Sunday, November 27th at 6:30pm at the bookstore. The book we're discussing is West of Sunset by Stuart O'Nan. It's a fictional telling of the last three year's of F. Scott Fitzgerald's life as he struggles with sobriety and his ever-institutionalized wife, Zelda. We'll have drink and snacks for everyone, just make sure you RSVP here so I can bring enough stuff.
I still haven't remembered to get a picture of our group to share with everyone but I will try this month. I hope to see you there!
Hi, folks! I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who came out for the September meeting. There were more people than I was expecting and, in the excitement, I forgot to take pictures. I'll try to remember this month though, so we can have a running gallery of how much fun we have!
Anyway, this post is about our meeting this month. It's scheduled for 7:30pm at the bookstore on Saturday, October 29th. We will be discussing In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. Click the title to read more about this fast-paced thriller, which is available at the store for 15% off or, if you prefer, you can order it as an e-book from my online ordering site, just click HERE for an epub file or to use with the blio e-reader app. I'll also have Halloween themed treats and apple cider available to members.
All in all, it's going to be a lot of fun. If you plan on coming, please use this form to sign up so I know how many snacks and drinks to prepare for.
I look forward to meeting everyone and I'm so ready to discuss this book!
We're very pleased to announce the beginning of our brand-new book club. Right now, we will be reading general adult fiction and will meet once a month. Eventually, our plan is to expand our club selection to include a middle grades & high school club, genre clubs (mystery/thriller, literary fiction, nonfiction, etc.), and graphic novel & manga clubs. If you are interested in participating in or running any of the future clubs, please email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest!
Our first book club meeting will actually be in September. We want to give everyone time to get their book and get reading! The first meeting will be 9/24 at 7:30pm--an after hours event! We'll have snacks and coffee available to our readers. Coffee will come from local business, Hatchet Coffee. Of course, we'll have multiple copies of our book club selections available for purchase beforehand at a 15% discount.
Review our selection list for the first 6 months of book club in the slideshow below. Click the image to go to the Goodreads page and read the summary and reviews. Then let us know if you'll be participating in September's meeting by responding to the form below the slideshow.
Like what you see? Join us by signing up in the form below! We can't wait to talk to you about books!
Between now and our first meeting, you should join our book discussion group on Goodreadshere. We will be adding information relevant to each month's book, such as videos, articles, and interviews with the author.
That's all for now! We'll see you in September!
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