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OverDrive is offering unlimited access to an eBook version of Michael Malone's, The Four Corners of the Sky, from now until June 1, 2013. It's available in the following eBook formats: Adobe ePub, Adobe PDF, Overdrive READ, and Kindle.
OverDrive's Big Library Read program spotlights one title for a set time period for library patrons around the world to read simultaneously, creating a global "library book club."
The Four Corners of the Sky is master storyteller Michael Malone's new novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. In small towns between the North Carolina Piedmont and the coast, dangerous clouds can boil out of all four corners of the sky. In such a storm, on Annie Peregrine's seventh birthday, her father gave her the airplane and minutes later drove out of her life. Thus begins an enchanting novel that sweeps you off on a journey of unforgettable characters, hilarious encounters, and haunting secrets. 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?
This eBook edition contains a special introduction by Michael Malone specifically for the Big Library Read program.
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Another commonly asked question involves customers who say that they received an e-mail saying that the book they requested was available but when they go to the Overdrive site and select My Waiting List the book isn’t there. Here are top 3 reasons why this may occur.