If All Arkansas Read the Same Book

Since 2001, If All Arkansas Read the Same Book is an annual, statewide reading program designed to encourage the enjoyment of reading and to promotion of book discussion in libraries of all types across Arkansas.

The selection for 2021’s If All Arkansas Read the Same Book is Fiona Davis’ novel, The Lions of Fifth Avenue (New York: Dutton, 2020).

Fiona Davis is a nationally bestselling author of historical novels set in iconic New York City buildings. The Lions of Fifth Avenue follows a parallel narrative set in 1913 and 1993, in which book thefts from the New York Public Library (Main Branch on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street) connect the time periods.

New York: Dutton, 2020
Photo credit: Deborah Feingold

Virtual Sessions

Fiona Davis will present at two live virtual visits this summer:

  • Thursday, June 10, 2021, 6:30 pm CDT: Author presentation with time for audience Q&A, via Zoom webinar and livestreamed over YouTube. Participants must register online. Registered participants will be sent a Zoom link the day before the program.

  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 6:30 pm CDT: Virtual Gathering of the Book Clubs, via Zoom. Participants must register online. Registered participants will be sent a Zoom link the day before the program.

Recorded Sessions

Recordings of the 2020 sessions are available on the Arkansas State Library’s YouTube channel.


Past Book Selections


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