July’s book is Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel. The description from Goodreads.com is so great we’ll use that one (edited for brevity): “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 Travelling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains—this 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. 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.”
We’ll meet at the Midtown Scholar at 2:00 in the lobby – look for folks carrying copies of the book; then we’ll find a table. Please contact Joe Foner at email@example.com to RSVP or for questions. Hope to see you there, and happy reading!