Which book should we select for ReadDavidson 2017?
ReadDavidson is a town-wide initiative organized by a group of avid readers, Main Street Books, the Davidson Public Library, and the Town of Davidson. Since 2007, books have been chosen annually, and book-related events have been planned to make each book come to life. A book is selected each year and citizens are invited to participate in programs and events. All events are free and open to the public.
Our ReadDavidson program season will coincide with the town’s April is for Arts celebration in 2017. We would like you to weigh in on which book we should select:
Fallen Land by Taylor Brown
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Here is a synopsis of each book:
Fallen Land is Taylor Brown's debut novel set in the final year of the Civil War, as a young couple on horseback flees a dangerous band of marauders who seek a bounty reward.
Dramatic and thrillingly written with an uncanny eye for glimpses of beauty in a ravaged landscape, Fallen Land is a love story at its core, and an unusually assured first novel by award-winning young author Taylor Brown.
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.Spanning decades, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, this suspenseful, elegiac novel is rife with beauty. As Arthur falls in and out of love, as Jeevan watches the newscasters say their final good-byes, and as Kirsten finds herself caught in the crosshairs of the prophet, we see the strange twists of fate that connect them all. A novel of art, memory, and ambition, 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.
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