Station Eleven author Emily St. John Mandel will join KPBS North County reporter Alison St. John for a conversation about Mandel's bestselling novel, which she calls "a love letter to this extraordinary world in which we live."
The audience will be transported into the pages of Mandel's spellbinding novel, as she discusses notes on the end of the world, the history of pandemics, and the impact of the plague on Shakespeare's life and work.
The event will be followed by a book signing with the author.
To RSVP for the event, call (760) 435-5600.
One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production. Jeevan Chaudhary, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur's chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside as life disintegrates outside. This 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.