Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share the books you’re excited about with other readers and bloggers. I was recently approved for this title on Edelweiss, and I’m so excited to read it:
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Release date: September 9 2014 (Knopf). This book sounds so different from what I usually read, that I just had to add it to the TBR pile. It sounds like it’s set partly in the future, but it’s hard to tell from this intriguing story description (taken from Edelweiss):
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 nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.
What do you think? I’d love to hear what you’re waiting on:-)