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If All Arkansas Read the Same Book

If All Arkansas Read the Same Book is an annual statewide reading program designed to encourage the enjoyment of reading and to promote book discussions across Arkansas.

The selection for 2024’s If All Arkansas Read the Same Book is “The Secret Book of Flora Lea” by Patti Callahan Henry.

A novel inspired by the true story of child evacuees from London during WWII, this novel explores what happens when a woman stumbles across a mysterious children’s book and long-held secrets about her missing sister and their childhood seen in the English countryside come to the surface.

New York: Atria Books, 2023
Photo credit: Bud Johnson

Gravette, AR — July 14, 2024, 2:00 p.m.
Arkadelphia, AR — July 15, 2024, Noon
Conway, AR — July 15, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Gathering of Book Clubs, hosted by the Independence County Library — August 8, 2:00 p.m.

About the Author

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 Award for Alabama’s 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.

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