What if everyone in Wauwatosa read the same book at the same time? That’s the idea behind Tosa’s All-City Read, a common reading program designed to bring neighbors together and build a sense of camaraderie and community while promoting literacy at all ages. We hope you’ll join in the fun!
“The city that opens the same book closes it in greater harmony.” – Mary McGrory
An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding 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.
• Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Toronto Book Award, and The Morning News Tournament of Books
• Finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award
• Longlisted for the Bailey’s Prize (formerly the Orange Prize), the IMPAC Dublin Award, and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
• A New York Times and international bestseller
• An American Library Association Notable Book
• Named best book of the year by Entertainment Weekly and BookPage
• Chosen as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post, TIME Magazine, TimeOut New York, and other publications
• Named one of the best books of the year by Kirkus, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, O Magazine, The Huffington Post, and several other publications
• Translated into 31 languages
Emily St. John Mandel
Emily St. John Mandel was born in British Columbia, Canada. She is the author of four novels: Station Eleven, The Lola Quartet, Last Night in Montreal and The Singer’s Gun, which was the 2014 winner of the Prix Mystere de la Critique in France. Her short fiction and essays have been anthologized in numerous collections, including Best American Mystery Stories 2013. She is a staff writer for The Millions and lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.
Join us for a Conversation with Emily St. John Mandel on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Watch this space and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for details as they become available.
Visit her website at emilymandel.com.
How to Participate
Copies of our Tosa’s All-City Read selection are available at the Tosa Library and for sale at Little Read Book and other bookstores. Once you’ve read the book, there are lots of ways to participate:
1. Join or start a book discussion in your neighborhood association.
2. Attend one of our public book discussions listed on our Events Page. (currently under construction)
3. Take part in our fun events and activities. Come by yourself or bring your friends and neighbors!