One of the most buzzed-about literary titles of the fall is almost upon us, and it’s well worth the hype. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (out Sept. 9) is hard to describe: Yes, it’s a post-apocalyptic novel, as the world as we know it is over early on — a brutally effective pandemic called the “Georgia flu” wipes out all but one percent of the population — but save your eye-rolling for a lesser novel. The story is grounded in a traveling caravan of performers post-apocalypse, many of whom have mysterious connections to a man, Hollywood actor Arthur Leander, who dropped dead 20 years earlier, before the rest of the world did. Check out an exclusive excerpt from Station Eleven below:
Buzz book alert! Read an excerpt of 'Station Eleven' by Emily St. John Mandel
Latest Videos in Books
- 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' recap: 'Edward Mordrake, Part 2'
- 'Survivor' recap: The price of rice is right?
- 'Survivor': 3 Q's for Jeff Probst and an exclusive deleted scene
- Spider-Man fans, take a good long look at Marvel's latest Summer '15 teaser
- 'South Park' react: Attack of the drones
- 'Arrow'; 'Nashville'; 'Top Chef'; 'The 100'; 'Kingdom'; more TV recaps
- 17 creepiest TV shows
- 31 scariest movies of all time: Chris Nashawaty's picks