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Sixth & I (In-Person and Virtual)

Emily St. John Mandel

In Conversation with Maureen Corrigan

Apr 5, 2022 • 7:00 pm ET
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At this in-person event (with a virtual attendance option), masks and proof of vaccination are required including a photo ID that matches the name on the vaccination card. Please review our health and safety protocols here.

This program does not include a book signing. All books will be pre-signed by the author.

The bestselling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with Sea of Tranquility, a novel of art, time, love, and plague spanning centuries and space.

Edwin St. Andrew is eighteen years old when he crosses the Atlantic in 1912 by steamship, exiled from polite society following a diatribe at a dinner party. He enters the Canadian wilderness and hears the notes of a violin echoing in an airship terminal—an experience that shocks him to his core.

Two centuries later, Olive Llewellyn is traveling around Earth on a book tour, but her home is the second moon colony. Her bestselling pandemic novel includes a strange passage: a man plays his violin for change in the corridor of an airship terminal as the trees of a forest rise around him.

When detective Gaspery-Jacques Roberts is hired to investigate an anomaly in the 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 who has the chance to do something that will disrupt the timeline of the universe.

Mandel will be in conversation with Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, reviewer and columnist for the Washington Post’s Book World, and author of the memoir, Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading!

More Info: Author's Website, Twitter, Instagram