“Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just one step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.”
"Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower." --Hans Christian Andersen
Wise words from Cicero. Perhaps I'd add an internet connection to the list. Or not.
Sarah Markham is a seasoned journalist who agrees to do a favor for an old friend, Father Colin McAvoy. And like many good deeds that go awry, Markham’s generosity lands her in the midst of a murder investigation.
Station Eleven is a beautifully written book that explores the aftermath of a pandemic that upends the world order. At first blush, it may seem like the book's topic would be less than comforting. But that is one of the surprises of this novel.