Shakespeare Saved My Life: Big Library Read

BLR-Shakespeare graphicSHAKESPEARE SAVED MY LIFE: TEN YEARS IN SOLITARY WITH THE BARD by Laura Bates is the latest Big Library Read from OverDrive. This global reading event will run from March 17-31, 2015.

Starting March 17, Elkhart Public Library card holders can download the eBook SHAKESPEARE SAVED MY LIFE from our digital library, with unlimited access until the morning of March 31. No holds, no waiting!

To borrow the title, you will need a resident Elkhart Public Library card and an Internet-connected electronic device such as a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Go to downloads.myepl.org. The book will be featured prominently on our digital home page, ready for check-out from March 17-31.

About the book

Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all. That is, until she decided to teach Shakespeare in a place the bard had never been before—supermax solitary confinement. In this unwelcoming place, surrounded by inmates known as the worst of the worst, is Larry Newton. A convicted murderer with several escape attempts under his belt and a brilliantly agile mind on his shoulders, Larry was trying to break out of prison at the same time Laura was fighting to get her program started behind bars.

Thus begins the most unlikely of friendships, one bonded by Shakespeare and lasting years—a friendship that, in the end, would save more than one life.

OverDrive, EPL’s digital content provider, offers Big Library Read several times a year,
making the same book simultaneously available to cardholders of all participating libraries.

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