Emily St. John Mandel, author of ‘If All Arkansas Read the Same Book,’ hosted virtually at Baxter County Library

Emily St. John Mandel will discuss Sea of ​​Tranquility as well as the art of writing during a live virtual tour on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

The program will take place via Zoom and will be streamed live on the Arkansas State Library YouTube channel. This event will be free and open to the public; however, registration is required to participate via Zoom. Participants must register online and will receive a Zoom link upon registration. Registration can be found at library.arkansas.gov/arkansas-center-forthe-book/if-all-arkansas-read-the-same-book/. Copies of Sea of ​​Tranquility are available from the Library and Libby.

Emily St. John Mandel is the bestselling author of numerous novels, including Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel. Her novel Station Eleven was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Toronto Book Award and the Morning News Tournament of Books, and was made into a limited series for HBO. . .

Sea of ​​Tranquility is a novel of art, time, love and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a grim colony on the moon five hundred years later, unfolding a story of humanity through centuries and space.

Since 2001, If ​​All Arkansas Read the Same Book has been an annual statewide reading program designed to encourage the enjoyment of reading and promote discussion about books in libraries of all types across Arkansas. .

Grover Z. Barnes