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 Oct 19 - Nov 1. Check out the links below to download the book along with our discussion guide and tips on how to host a virtual book club with your friends or family.
Coming Up for Air by Sarah Leipciger
A lyrical, powerful, and richly textured novel about three lives that intertwine across oceans and time.
On the banks of the River Seine in 1899, a young woman takes her final breath before plunging into the icy water. Although she does not know it, her decision will set in motion an astonishing chain of events. It will lead to 1950s Norway, where a grieving toy-maker is on the cusp of a transformative invention, all the way to present-day Ottawa Valley in Canada, where a journalist, battling a terrible disease, risks everything for one last chance to live. Taking inspiration from a remarkable true story, Coming Up for Air is a bold, richly imagined novel about the transcendent power of storytelling and the immeasurable impact of every human life. The legacy of the woman at its heart touches the lives of us all today, and this book reveals just how.