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If All Arkansas Read the Same Book – A Gathering of the Book Clubs with Patti Callahan Henry

The Arkansas Center for the Book at the Arkansas State Library presents a book-club style discussion of Patti Callahan Henry’s novel, The Secret Book of Flora Lea. This program will be a hybrid event in collaboration with the Alabama Center for the Book. Book clubs and individuals are invited to join the discussion in person at the Independence County Library or online via Zoom Webinar. Patti will join the discussion virtually.

Event Information
  • Date: Thursday, August 8, 2024, 2:00 p.m. CDT
  • To attend in person: Independence County Library, 267 E Main St, Batesville, AR 72501; no registration required
  • To attend via Zoom Webinar: Online registration required to receive the Zoom link.

Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of sixteen novels including Surviving Savannah and Becoming Mrs. Lewis. She is the recipient of the Christy Award, the Harper Lee Distinguished Writer of the Year Award, and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year. She is the cohost and cocreator of the popular weekly online live web show and podcast Friends and Fiction. A full-time author and mother of three, she lives in Alabama and South Carolina with her family.

This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Copies of The Secret Book of Flora Lea (Atria Books, 2023) are available at every public library branch in Arkansas as well as in Libby.

Please visit the If All Arkansas Read the Same Book homepage for more information about this annual project, or contact Karen O’Connell, Coordinator, Arkansas Center for the Book, at

The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the views or official policies of the State of Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Education, or the Arkansas State Library.