Together We Read

Together We Read is a digital book club presented by OverDrive and participating libraries in Canada. Download the OverDrive or Libby app to borrow the free eBook from your library using your phone or tablet. This selected title is 'always ready to read'—no waitlists and no holds—from Sep 3 to 17.

Bad Ideas by Missy Marston

Trudy works nights in a linen factory, avoiding romance and sharing the care of her four-year-old niece with Trudy’s mother, Claire. Claire still pines for Trudy’s father, a St. Lawrence Seaway construction worker who left her twenty years ago. Claire believes in true love. Trudy does not. She’s keeping herself to herself. But when Jules Tremblay, aspiring daredevil, walks into the Jubilee restaurant, Trudy’s a goner.

Inspired by Ken “the Crazy Canuck” Carter’s attempt to jump the St. Lawrence River in a rocket car, and set in a 1970s hollowed-out town in eastern Ontario, Bad Ideas paints an indelible portrait of people on the forgotten fringes of life. Witty and wise, this is a novel that will stay with you a long time.

READY to read online Sep 3 to 17: Bad Ideas by Missy Marston through OverDrive

Bad Ideas Discussion Guide

National Film Board: The Devil at Your Heels - the true story of Ken Carter's daredevil stunt

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