Novel chosen for “If All Arkansas Read the Same Book”

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Arkansas Center for the Book has announced that the 2022 “If All Arkansas Read the Same Book” program will feature Emily St. John Mandel’s latest novel, “Sea of ​​Tranquility.”

According to a press release, “Sea of ​​Tranquility” is a novel of art, time, love and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon five hundred years later, revealing a history of humanity through the centuries. and space.

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

Her previous novel, “The Singer’s Gun”, won the Prix Mystère de la Critique in France in 2014. His short fictions and essays have been anthologized in numerous collections, including “Best American Mystery Stories 2013”. She is a writer for The Millions and lives in New York with her husband and daughter. For more information on Emily St. John Mandel, please visit

She will discuss “Sea of ​​Tranquility,” as well as the art of writing, during a live virtual tour on Thursday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. The program will take place via Zoom Webinar and will also be streamed live from Arkansas. State Library YouTube channel. This event will be free and open to the public.

Registration information will soon be available at

The Arkansas Center for the Book at the Arkansas State Library is a division of the Arkansas Department of Education. The “If All Arkansas Read the Same Book” community reading project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Copies of “Sea of ​​Tranquility” will soon be available at all public libraries in the state.

Irene B. Bowles