Booklovers in Camden County can dive into a suspenseful USA Today bestselling novel during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From July 13-27, readers will join over a hundred thousand others around the globe in enjoying Audrey Blake’s historical fiction The Girl in His Shadow from their public library. Camden County Library District library card holders can borrow the ebook and audiobook for free without waiting on the Libby app or visiting https://molib2go.overdrive.com/molib2go-camden/content. Readers can then join the discussion online at https://biglibraryread.com/join-the-discussion/.
This Big Library Read novel is available in more than 21,000 libraries worldwide, including Camden County Library District and approximately 90 percent of public libraries in North America. During the program, readers participate in engaging online discussions about the title. The program is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for popular ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines, and is the creator of the Libby app.
The Girl in His Shadow takes place in London in 1845. Raised by surgeon Dr. Horace Croft after loving her parents, Nora Beady knows little about conventional life and much about suturing and anatomical illustrations of dissections. Women face dire consequences if caught practicing medicine, but in Croft’s private clinic, Nora is his most trusted – and secret – assistant…until the new surgical resident, Dr. Daniel Gibson, arrives. To protect Dr. Croft and his practice, Nora must learn to play a new and uncomfortable role – that of a proper young lady. When she makes a discovery that could change the field forever, Nora faces an impossible choice. Remain invisible and let the men around her take credit for her work or step into the light -even if it means being destroyed by her own legacy.
Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers worldwide with an ebook through public libraries. The Girl in His Shadow is the 28th selection of this program which began in 2013 and takes place three times a year. Readers can join an online discussion about the book at https://biglibraryread.com/join-the-discussion/.
The Girl in His Shadow is published as an ebook by Sourcebooks and an audiobook by Recorded Books. The title can be read on all major computers and devices through Libby or libbyapp.com, including iPhone, iPad, Android phones, tablets, and Chromebook, without waitlists or holds. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle” [U.S. Libraries only]. The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.
To join the discussion, learn about past Big Library Read titles and download Libby, visit biglibraryread.com