RIO Community Read for National Library Week 2020: Big Fish by Daniel Wallace

Join RIO for a virtual book discussion May 6th!

RIO is the Reference, Instruction, & Outreach section of the NCICU Library Collaborative, and in celebration of National Library Week RIO is kicking off a community read of the novel Big Fish, by North Carolina author Daniel Wallace.

Readers are invited to attend the virtual author discussion with Daniel Wallace May 6th, at 7pm, which will include a Q & A.

Big Fish is available as an ebook through HPULibraries via the NCLive HomeGrown Collection, and the virtual book discussion is open to anyone who wishes to register.

Registration information for the book discussion will be available on Friday, April 24 at

In his prime, Edward Bloom was an extraordinary man. He could outrun anybody. He never missed a day of school. He saved lives and tamed giants. Animals loved him, people loved him, women loved him. He knew more jokes than any man alive. At least that’s what he told his son, William. But now Edward Bloom is dying, and William wants desperately to know the truth about his elusive father—this indefatigable teller of tall tales—before it’s too late. So, using the few facts he knows, William re-creates Edward’s life in a series of legends and myths, through which he begins to understand his father’s great feats, and his great failings. The result is hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous.” -Description from back cover.

Click here to read the eBook now!

-Blog post by Jenny Erdmann, Head of Reference Services