April 18, 2023

St. Martin Parish Public Library to Participate in World’s Largest Global eBook Club

Readers with the St. Martin Parish Library can enjoy a National Book Award Finalist novel during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club.
From May 3-17, booklovers with a valid St. Martin Parish library card join thousands of others around the globe in borrowing Grace M. Cho’s evocative memoir, Tastes Like War, from their public library. Library card holders may read the eBook and audiobook for free without waiting on the Libby app or by visiting
Readers can then discuss online at

Tastes Like War tells the story of Grace M. Cho who grew up as the daughter of a white American merchant marine and the Korean bar hostess he met abroad.
They were one of few immigrants in a xenophobic small town during the Cold War, where identity was politicized by everyday details—language, cultural references, memories, and food.
When Grace was fifteen, her dynamic mother experienced the onset of schizophrenia, a condition that would continue and evolve for the rest of her life.
Part food memoir, part sociological investigation, Tastes Like War is a hybrid text about a daughter’s search through intimate and global history for the roots of her mother’s schizophrenia.

Download Libby visit or a local library branch to get started. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks.
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