Author: Emily St John Mandel

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1743532326

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1596

DAY ONE - The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%. WEEK TWO - Civilization has crumbled. YEAR TWENTY - A band of actors and musicians called the Travelling Symphony move through their territories performing concerts and Shakespeare to the settlements that have grown up there. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and he threatens the hopeful world every survivor has tried to rebuild.
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Author: Peter Heller

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307960935

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7640

Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. Now his wife is gone, his friends are dead, and he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, Jasper, and a mercurial, gun-toting misanthrope named Bangley. But when a random transmission beams through the radio of his 1956 Cessna, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life exists outside their tightly controlled perimeter. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return and follows its static-broken trail, only to find something that is both better and worse than anything he could ever hope for. The ebook edition contains a reading group guide.
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Author: Emily St. John Mandel

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1936071886

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2298

Everyone Anton Walker grew up with is corrupt. His parents dealt in stolen goods, and he was a successful purveyor of forged documents until he abandoned it all in his early twenties, determined to live a normal life, complete with career, apartment, and a fiancée who knows nothing of his criminal beginnings. He’s on the verge of finally getting married when Aria—his cousin and former partner in crime—blackmails him into helping her with one last job. Anton considers the task a small price for future freedom. But as he sets off for an Italian honeymoon, it soon becomes clear that the ghosts of his past can't be left behind so easily, and that the task Aria requires will cost him more than he could ever imagine.
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Author: Emily St. John Mandel

Publisher: Unbridled Books

ISBN: 1609530799

Category: Fiction

Page: 279

View: 5292

Returning home to Florida, Gavin Sasaki takes a job with his sister brokering foreclosed properties when he discovers a child who may be his daughter by his ex-girlfriend who fled 10 years ago after stealing money from a drug dealer. 15,000 first printing.
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Author: Emily St. John Mandel

Publisher: Unbridled Books

ISBN: 1932961682

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

View: 508

Eli searches for his ex-lover Lilia after she disappears one morning from his Brooklyn apartment, but he discovers surprises about her childhood after going to Montreal on a tip from a source who says that Lilia may be there.
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Stories

Author: Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501168010

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7312

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction and Kirkus Prize Finalist Calling to mind the best works of Paul Beatty and Junot Díaz, this collection of moving, timely, and darkly funny stories examines the concept of black identity in this so-called post-racial era. A stunning new talent in literary fiction, Nafissa Thompson-Spires grapples with black identity and the contemporary middle class in these compelling, boundary-pushing vignettes. Each captivating story plunges headfirst into the lives of new, utterly original characters. Some are darkly humorous—from two mothers exchanging snide remarks through notes in their kids’ backpacks, to the young girl contemplating how best to notify her Facebook friends of her impending suicide—while others are devastatingly poignant—a new mother and funeral singer who is driven to madness with grief for the young black boys who have fallen victim to gun violence, or the teen who struggles between her upper middle class upbringing and her desire to fully connect with black culture. Thompson-Spires fearlessly shines a light on the simmering tensions and precariousness of black citizenship. Her stories are exquisitely rendered, satirical, and captivating in turn, engaging in the ongoing conversations about race and identity politics, as well as the vulnerability of the black body. Boldly resisting categorization and easy answers, Nafissa Thompson-Spires is an original and necessary voice in contemporary fiction.
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A Novel

Author: Ling Ma

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374717117

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7824

Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma’s offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance. Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Chinese immigrant parents, she’s had her fill of uncertainty. She’s content just to carry on: She goes to work, troubleshoots the teen-targeted Gemstone Bible, watches movies in a Greenpoint basement with her boyfriend. So Candace barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York. Then Shen Fever spreads. Families flee. Companies cease operations. The subways screech to a halt. Her bosses enlist her as part of a dwindling skeleton crew with a big end-date payoff. Soon entirely alone, still unfevered, she photographs the eerie, abandoned city as the anonymous blogger NY Ghost. Candace won’t be able to make it on her own forever, though. Enter a group of survivors, led by the power-hungry IT tech Bob. They’re traveling to a place called the Facility, where, Bob promises, they will have everything they need to start society anew. But Candace is carrying a secret she knows Bob will exploit. Should she escape from her rescuers? A send-up and takedown of the rituals, routines, and missed opportunities of contemporary life, Ling Ma’s Severance is a moving family story, a quirky coming-of-adulthood tale, and a hilarious, deadpan satire. Most important, it’s a heartfelt tribute to the connections that drive us to do more than survive.
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Author: Anne Washburn

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783196394

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 4761

It’s the end of everything in contemporary America. A future without power. But what will survive? Mr Burns asks how the stories we tell make us the people we are, explodes the boundaries between pop and high culture and, when society has crumbled, imagines the future for America’s most famous family.
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A Novel

Author: Edan Lepucki

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316250821

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5241

The highly acclaimed, instant New York Times bestseller that "shows the moment-by-moment reality of a painful possible future, the price we may have to pay for our passionate devotion to all of the wrong things." --Sarah Stone, San Francisco Chronicle The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable in the face of hardship and isolation. Mourning a past they can't reclaim, they seek solace in each other. But the tentative existence they've built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she's pregnant. Terrified of the unknown and unsure of their ability to raise a child alone, Cal and Frida set out for the nearest settlement, a guarded and paranoid community with dark secrets. These people can offer them security, but Cal and Frida soon realize this community poses dangers of its own. In this unfamiliar world, where everything and everyone can be perceived as a threat, the couple must quickly decide whom to trust. A gripping and provocative debut novel by a stunning new talent, California imagines a frighteningly realistic near future, in which clashes between mankind's dark nature and deep-seated resilience force us to question how far we will go to protect the ones we love.
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Author: Elite Summaries

Publisher: Elite Summaries

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A radiant book. Emily St. John Mandel’s fourth novel Station Eleven is a phenomenon-riveting novel about the survival of human culture after apocalypse hits on civilization and wiped majority of the population. Published in 2014, the novel won Arthur C. Clarke Award, Toronto Book Award literature awards in 2015. Book was nominated for National Book award as well as PEN/Faulkner Award. The book’s film adaption is under development. Station Eleven beautifully highlights the contrast between current life and life before a fictional deadly flu collapsed the world. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} If you are Ayn Rand’s fan, then it is very likely that upon completion of this book, Emily would also be among your favorite authors. You would love the part of the book, where survivals rush out to listen to Beethoven and emotions flood out in the form of tears. This kind of instances stirs string in you to think what truly makes us alive. Decisions and choices one makes today eventually becomes one’s character and later defines civilizations and humanity. Unlike so many survivalist stories, the novel Station Eleven is not just about how people managing in the adverse situation, it is beyond just survival. Although can be classified as sci-fi, the novel has a philosophy humanitarian touch. Well written, critically acclaimed and Mandel’s modest yet powerful style of writing makes this book a must-read for everyone. Buy a copy today itself to understand humanity, to revere human relations and gratify the life we all are blessed today.
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Author: Justin Cronin

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385671091

Category: Epic fiction

Page: 800

View: 931

A security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment that only six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte can stop.
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A Novel

Author: Tyrell Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501155695

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 584

A captivating tale of humanity pushed beyond its breaking point, of family and bonds of love forged when everything is lost, and of a heroic young woman who crosses a frozen landscape to find her destiny. This debut novel is written in a post-apocalyptic tradition that spans The Hunger Games and Station Eleven but blazes its own distinctive path. Forget the old days. Forget summer. Forget warmth. Forget anything that doesn’t help you survive in the endless white wilderness beyond the edges of a fallen world. Lynn McBride has learned much since society collapsed in the face of nuclear war and the relentless spread of disease. As the memories of her old life continue to haunt, she’s forced to forge ahead in the snow-drifted Canadian Yukon, learning how to hunt and trap and slaughter. Shadows of the world before have found her tiny community—most prominently in the enigmatic figure of Jax, who brings with him dark secrets of the past and sets in motion a chain of events that will call Lynn to a role she never imagined. Simultaneously a heartbreakingly sympathetic portrait of a young woman searching for the answer to who she is meant to be and a frightening vision of a merciless new world in which desperation rules, The Wolves of Winter is enveloping, propulsive, and poignant.
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Notes of a Native Speaker

Author: Eric Liu

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307428109

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 9446

Beyond black and white, native and alien, lies a vast and fertile field of human experience. It is here that Eric Liu, former speechwriter for President Clinton and noted political commentator, invites us to explore. In these compellingly candid essays, Liu reflects on his life as a second-generation Chinese American and reveals the shifting frames of ethnic identity. Finding himself unable to read a Chinese memorial book about his father's life, he looks critically at the cost of his own assimilation. But he casts an equally questioning eye on the effort to sustain vast racial categories like “Asian American.” And as he surveys the rising anxiety about China's influence, Liu illuminates the space that Asians have always occupied in the American imagination. Reminiscent of the work of James Baldwin and its unwavering honesty, The Accidental Asian introduces a powerful and elegant voice into the discussion of what it means to be an American. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Author: Jeff Noon

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312141448

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 1222

A futuristic society is thrown into chaos by the emergence of a virtual-reality cyberdrug that causes its users to experience their worst nightmares and ultimate fears in violent and devastating ways. Reprint.
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Author: Emily St. John Mandel

Publisher: James Patterson

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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An audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, from the author of three highly acclaimed previous novels. 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. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral...
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Author: Michelle Knudsen

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 0763660388

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 343

View: 5911

Feeling suspicious about a gorgeous high school librarian who has become the object of her best friend's affections, Cynthia discovers that the man is actually a demon who is sucking the life force from the entire student population. By the best-selling author of Library Lion. Simultaneous eBook.
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Author: Karen Russell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307387631

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 1263

In these ten glittering stories, the award-winning, bestselling author of Swamplandia! takes us to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida Everglades. Here wolf-like girls are reformed by nuns, a family makes their living wrestling alligators in a theme park, and little girls sail away on crab shells.
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Author: Trivion Books

Publisher:

ISBN: N.A

Category: Study Aids

Page: N.A

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Trivia-on-Book: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel tells the story of a Hollywood star and a group called Traveling Symphony that tours around the Great Lakes region to perform Shakespeare plays. One cold night, Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack in the middle of his performance. It so happens that a man training to become an EMT, Jeevan, is there and leaps to his aid; but unfortunately, Arthur dies. That same night, there is a flu outbreak and the hospitals flood. Life begins to disintegrate around them. Fifteen years later, Kirsten, an actress with Traveling Symphony, moves around the settlements of a changed world, performing Shakespeare for random communities of survivors; however, when they get to a place called St. Deborah, they meet a violent prophet who threatens to kill anyone who tries to leave. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel won the Arthur C. Clarke Award in May 2015. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!
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Author: Lisa Scottoline

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544034600

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 6918

A collection of top-selected mystery writing from the past year is culled from a variety of respected sources and offers insight into evolving genre trends.
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