One Book, One Community of Monroe County
What if everyone read the same book and then joined all those readers in talking about it? That's the idea behind One Book, One Community of Monroe County.
Each year, the One Book, One Community of Monroe County selection committee chooses a readily available and discussible book written by a major author, and invites Monroe County residents to read the same book at the same time and discuss it through a series of free programs running approximately one month. Each year's events feature book discussions and free county-wide community activities related to the themes raised by these provocative and inspiring stories. One Book, One Community of Monroe County aims to enrich the experience of reading for everyone, regardless of race, gender, age, income or the neighborhood they call home.
The One Book, One Community of Monroe County Committee has chosen Station Eleven by award-winning author, Emily St. John Mandel, as this year’s featured book selection.
About the Book
Station Eleven is set in a world turned upside down, but is ultimately an exploration of people surviving and remaking their lives by preserving the qualities that make us human: culture, art, and the humanities. The themes of Station Eleven will challenge readers from young adults to senior citizens.