July 10, 2023
St. Martin Parish Public Library to Participate in World’s Largest Global eBook Club
Looking for an entertaining beach read this summer? Soak up the sun while enjoying an uplifting family drama for free during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club.
From July 13-27, booklovers with a valid St. Martin Parish library card join thousands of others around the globe in borrowing Sierra Godfrey’s A Very Typical Family from their public library.
Library card holders may access the ebook and audiobook for free without waiting on the Libby app or by visiting Readers can then discuss online at
This Big Library Read novel is available in more than 22,000 libraries around the world, including 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 creator of the Libby app.
In the darkly humorous A Very Typical Family, Natalie Walker is the reason her older brother and sister went to prison over 15 years ago. She fled California shortly after that fateful night and hasn’t spoken to anyone in her family since. Now, Natalie receives a letter from a lawyer saying her estranged mother has died and left the family’s historic Santa Cruz house to her.
The only way for Natalie and her siblings to inherit is for all three adult children to come back and claim it—together. Natalie drives cross-country to Santa Cruz expecting to sign some papers, see siblings Lynn and Jake briefly and get back to sorting out her life in Boston. But Jake is missing, and Lynn shows up with a teenage son. While Natalie and her nephew look for Jake—meeting a very handsome marine biologist who immediately captures her heart—she unpacks the guilt she has held onto for so many years, wondering how (or if) she can salvage a relationship with her siblings after all this time.
Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world with an ebook through public libraries. A Very Typical Family is the 31st selection of this program which began in 2013 and takes place three times per year.
A Very Typical Family was published as an ebook by Sourcebooks and as an audiobook by Blackstone Publishing. The title can be read without waitlists or holds on all major computers and devices through Libby or, including iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ phones and tablets. 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.
Download Libby, use Libby in the browser (, visit or stop by a local library branch to get started.
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