Big Library Read

For Readers

Welcome to the pilot version of Big Library Read! This is an opportunity to unite readers – and loyal library supporters – all over the world around a single eBook. Together with Sourcebooks, the leading independent publisher, OverDrive and your library are providing a compelling novel for all to read – with a valid library card, of course.

This pilot runs from May 15–June 1, 2013, and during that time the Big Library Read will be available to enjoy on all major devices, including Kindle® (US only) and iPad®, as well as in the browser via OverDrive Read.

What are the details for the first Big Library Read eBook (May 15-June 1)?

The Four Corners of the Sky
is master storyteller Michael Malone’s novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. Malone brings characters to life as only he can, exploring the questions that defy easy answers: Is love a choice or a calling? Why do the ties of family bind so tightly? And is forgiveness a gift to others…or a gift we give ourselves?

Subject: Adult Fiction

Formats: OverDrive Read, Kindle (US only), EPUB, PDF


Praise about the book

“Prepare to be enchanted by a masterful writer who knows how to tell a story… The Four Corners of the Sky is a wild ride full of twists and turns.”

Rona Brinlee, owner of The Bookmark (Atlantic Beach, FL)

Listen to Michael on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, with host Liane Hansen

“Fans of Malone’s 1986 picaresque bestseller Handling Sin have something to celebrate with Four Corners of the Sky
A former soap opera writer, Malone understands the art of great storytelling: There’s humor and action aplenty, but Four Corners is also a warmhearted Iook at how we love and forgive. Five hundred and forty-four pages never seemed so short.”

People (4 STARS, People Pick)

About the author

Michael Malone is the author of ten novels, a collection of short stories, and two works of nonfiction. Educated at Carolina and at Harvard, he is now a professor in Theater Studies at Duke University.  Among his prizes are the Edgar, the O. Henry, the Writers Guild Award, and the Emmy. He lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina, with his wife.