The Springfield Free Public Library's (Really Good!) Book Discussion Group will meet on Thursday, January 4th at 7 p.m. to discuss National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist Station Eleven: A Novel by Emily St. John Mandel.
A famous Hollywood actor has a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. On the same night, a devastating flu pandemic arrives in the city. Within weeks, civilization as we know it comes to an end. Fifteen years later, a small troupe of actors and musicians roam the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, dedicating themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. However, they encounter a violent prophet who threatens their existence.