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GREAT LAKES/GREAT BOOKS

February 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Discuss books that have the Great Lakes as setting or subject matter

GREAT LAKES/GREAT BOOKS

 

A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, the selection of The Big Read: Door County presented by the Door County Library in partnership with Write On.

 

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night 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.

Discussions are presented live via Zoom. If you would like to take part, please email Artistic Director Jerod Santek for the link.

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Date:
February 4
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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