Join the Conversation: Free Global eBook Club

We’re hosting a book club and everyone’s invited. And we mean EVERYONE.

For two weeks only, from October 12 to 26, every single person in Edmonton can read the same book—no wait list, no holds. It’s all part of eBook provider OverDrive’s Big Library Read, a global initiative that connects readers around the world through a single book.

Choose from the eBook or the audiobook, then immerse yourself in Chelsea Sedoti’s debut novel The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett.

All you need to participate is an Edmonton Public Library card. (Don’t have one? Sign up for free online.)

Check Out the Story

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett follows 17-year-old misfit Hawthorn Creely as she gets sucked into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her former classmate, Lizzie Lovett.

A girl who’d rather lose herself in fiction than live in the real world, Hawthorn comes up with her own wild theory on what happened, too out there to believe. At least, at first...

Before long, she’s digging deeper and deeper into Lizzie’s life—getting a job at the diner where she used to work and hanging out with her boyfriend. After all, it’s not as though he killed Lizzie, right?

Sedoti chronicles Hawthorne’s obsession with the missing girl in a tale that is as hilarious as it is heart-wrenching.

Join a Global Conversation

The author herself welcomed participants to the Big Library Read in an open letter, where she discussed her own love of books and libraries.

“To me, the library has always been a magical place where I can find thousands of words to explore and characters to get to know,” she wrote. “I hope all of you enjoy escaping into Hawthorn’s world for a while. Though, unlike her, I hope you recognize that there’s a line between fiction and reality, and that it’s up to us to figure out where one begins and the other ends.”

Once you’ve finished the book, join the discussion online to chat with other readers and the author herself. If you're posting about the book on social media, be sure to use the hashtag #biglibraryread.

Want to host an in-person chat about the book? Download a free discussion guide to get started.

What are you waiting for? Ready, set, read!

Borrow The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

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