Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Wacky Wednesday - Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

 The Sea of Tranquility  by Emily St. John Mandel is anything but calm. 

I reviewed her book The Glass Hotel and there are some carry over characters in this new book.  The author amazes me with her very forward thinking, her twists and turns, and her writing style. 

Edwin St. Andrew is banished from his English home and sent to Canada in 1912. 

Two hundred years later, a famous writer, Olive Llewellyn is on a book tour all over Earth. She's from one of the moon colonies. 

Gaspery Roberts is a hotel detective turned time  traveler with the Institute. 

All three have something in common - the sound of a violin echoing in an airship  terminal.  

cover blurb  This is a book of art, time, love, and plague -  a virtuoso performance of time travel and metaphysics that precisely captures the reality of our current moment. 

I was intrigued and  also confused at times. At the end, I nodded and had to go hmmm?  !!


  1. Hi Joanne - well you've given it a good review ... so obviously worth reading for interest and a few hmmms! Cheers Hilary

    1. I try to keep my reviews real. By now you know what I mean by “hmm”. Thanks!

  2. A great review!

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