STATION ELEVEN, by Emily St. John Mandel
Within a week, a deadly flu pandemic sweeps the world. When it's over, civilization has been erased. and pockets of survivors try to keep going. By Year Fifteen, a thirty-person traveling orchestra/theater troupe is trundling by horse and wagon around Lake Michigan, perpetually on the lookout for brigands and thieves. They encounter an unexpected brigand at a lakeside town. Skilfully-plotted and entwined, this dark and desolate, unsparing but hopeful, tale will suck you in. It's a 5...really, it's a 10.
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