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Arizona Opera Book Club Meeting

"Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel
Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 6:00pm

Opera is all about telling compelling stories through music. Most of the stories you see on stage are inspired by great literary works, historical events, legendary people, or better yet, current issues. Whether you are a Book Club regular or joining the group for the first time, we are excited to introduce you to our new ONLINE format.



How to Join: 

All book club activities, announcements, meetings, and more will be announced via our new Facebook group. We invite you to participate, post, and discuss each book with us as we discover these new titles together.



Book Club Meetings:

All Book Club activities, announcements, meetings, and more will be announced via our new Facebook group. If you are not part of Arizona Opera's Book Club Facebook Group and would still like to participate in our virtual book club meetings, please fill out the webform below and you will receive a link 24 hours prior to the meeting.



ACCESS LINK FOR THURSDAY, August 5 AT 6 PM FEATURING "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel

Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 825 2451 0793
Passcode: 006990


Summer Selection: "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven

Reading: June 21– August 5, 2021
Meeting Date: August 5, 2021 @ 6 PM

Where to buy:

*If you purchase at Changing Hands and indicate you are part of Arizona Opera's Book Club you get 20% off hardcover and 10% of paperback.



Set in the days of civilization's collapse, "Station Eleven" tells the 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.

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 Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains—this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding 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.