Location: North Shore Boulangerie
Join the conversation as we discuss Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven at North Shore Boulangerie. There will be plenty to talk about as local author Lauren Fox leads the discussion. Grab coffee, tea, and a snack, and share your thoughts on 2018’s Shorewood Reads title.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.
ABOUT LAUREN FOX:
Lauren Fox is the author of the novels Days of Awe, Friends Like Us, and Still Life with Husband. She earned her MFA from the University of Minnesota in 1998, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Glamour, and Salon. She lives in Shorewood with her husband and two daughters.
THIS EVENT IS PART OF OUR SHOREWOOD READS 2018 PROGRAMMING.