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Daytime Book Club: Sea of Tranquility

Daytime Book Club: Sea of Tranquility

Date:
Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location:
East Meeting Room - Full Room
Location:
East Regional Library
Audience:
  Adult     Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds     Senior Citizen  
Categories:
  Book Club  
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Come join the Daytime Book Club as we discuss this month's book! New members are always welcome (we love meeting new people!). Registration is appreciated but not required.

This month we will be discussing Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel. The description for the book is below:
"Edwin St. Andrew is eighteen years old when he crosses the Atlantic by steamship, exiled from polite society following an ill-conceived diatribe at a dinner party. He enters the forest, spellbound by the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, and suddenly hears the notes of a violin echoing in an airship terminal--an experience that shocks him to his core.

Two centuries later a famous writer named Olive Llewellyn is on a book tour. She's traveling all over Earth, but her home is the second moon colony, a place of white stone, spired towers, and artificial beauty. Within the text of Olive's best-selling pandemic novel lies a strange passage: a man plays his violin for change in the echoing corridor of an airship terminal as the trees of a forest rise around him.

When Gaspery-Jacques Roberts, a detective in the black-skied Night City, is hired to investigate an anomaly in the North American wilderness, he uncovers a series of lives upended: The exiled son of an earl driven to madness, a writer trapped far from home as a pandemic ravages Earth, and a childhood friend from the Night City who, like Gaspery himself, has glimpsed the chance to do something extraordinary that will disrupt the timeline of the universe.

A virtuoso performance that is as human and tender as it is intellectually playful, Sea of Tranquility is a novel of time travel and metaphysics that precisely captures the reality of our current moment."

We look forward to seeing you all soon!


July 10th, 2024: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel 

August 14th, 2024: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks 

September 11th, 2024: The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

October 9th, 2024: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 

November 13th, 2024: The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters 

December 11th, 2024: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

January 8th, 2025: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

February 12th, 2025: The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris

March 12th, 2025: From Here to Eternity Caitlin Doughty

April 9th, 2025: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

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