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Onstage at a Toronto theater, an aging movie star drops dead while performing the title role in King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve as a pandemic sweeps the globe. 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 Traveling Symphony roams what is now the wasteland of Northern Michigan, this novel by Emily St. John Mandel charts the fates of people connected to the actor, including a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Station Eleven was chosen by the Michigan Humanities Council as The Great Michigan Read 2015-2016. Meet in the Library Community Room