July 13 – 27, 2022.
We’re excited to join libraries and readers across the country in the Big Library Read, a reading program that connects readers around the world with the same ebook at the same time without any wait lists or holds.
This season, Norridge and Harwood Heights residents can enjoy and discuss Audrey Blake’s The Girl In His Shadow. To join the worldwide book conversation, download the ebook or audiobook at mediaondemand.org or with the Libby app.
London, 1845: Raised by the eccentric surgeon Dr. Horace Croft after losing her parents to a deadly pandemic, the orphan Nora Beady knows little about conventional life. While other young ladies were raised to busy themselves with needlework and watercolors, Nora was trained to perfect her 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. That is until the new surgical resident Dr. Daniel Gibson arrives.
Find out more about the Big Library Read, download the Libby App, read discussion guides, author interviews, and discuss the book with other readers at biglibraryread.com.
If you’re reading this after the Big Library Read, Music is History is still available to borrow in multiple formats.