The Parsons Public Library will host a book discussion on “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18.

Trish Reeves will lead the discussion, which will conclude the three-part “After the Fact” book discussion series. 

“Station Eleven” covers the lives of its characters after a flu pandemic decimates 99% of the world’s population. The novel examines a post-apocalyptic world consisting of “ferals,” starvation and loneliness through themes of nostalgia, memory and art. Mandel weaves together this cast of characters with an air of mystery and suspense that propels the reader forward wanting to learn more.

Reeves is retired from teaching English at Haskell Indian Nations University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and master’s degree in creative writing from Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. Reeves has been leading discussions for Talk About Literature in Kansas since 1999.

Copies of the book “Station Eleven” are available for checkout from the library.       

The series is sponsored by Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit cultural organization, as part of its Talk About Literature in Kansas program. Humanities Kansas is furnishing the books and discussion leaders for the Parsons TALK series. More information about Humanities Kansas can be found at

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