Explore classic and contemporary fiction and nonfiction from around the world. This group will sample critically acclaimed and prize-winning titles with open and inclusive discussion. Turning Pages meets the third Tuesday of every month.
This month’s title is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Twenty years after an influenza epidemic kills most of the world’s population, a traveling theater and music company brings art to isolated settlements. When they receive an invitation to perform their Shakespeare repertory at the Museum of Civilization, the journey takes on new peril as a cult begins to dog their steps. There’s a link between the Traveling Company, the Museum, and the violent cult leader that none of them knows, a link that is only revealed as readers follow narrators back and forth from the onset of the epidemic to the years that follow.