Digital Books and Friends' Book Club

The South Carolina State Library’s Talking Book Services is pleased to announce upcoming dates for our Digital Books and Friends’ Book Club - a book club for our audio readers.

Book club sessions will take place online via Zoom on Fridays from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. If you’re interested in joining us, please contact Talking Book Services at 1-800-922-7818 or email us at After you register, we’ll send you all the details about how to login via Zoom. Titles selected are outlined below. We look forward to having you join us online for some great book discussions!

  • Cover of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
    October 29, 2021
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

    by Kim Michele Richardson

    Kentucky, 1936. Nineteen-year-old Cussy Mary Carter has been working as part of the Pack Horse Library Project, but her father hopes she’ll marry--despite the family trait of blue skin. In addition to her father’s hopes, Cussy must also face the prejudice of the community she serves. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

    Digital Book Number: DB95243
    Recording length: 9 hours, 28 minutes
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving book cover
    December 17, 2021
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    A Prayer for Owen Meany

    by John Irving

    When he was eleven years old, Owen Meany hit a foul ball that struck and killed the mother of his best pal, Johnny Wheelwright, the story’s narrator. Thereafter, Owen believes himself to be an instrument of God. What happens to the two pals after that accident is extraordinary and terrifying. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.

    Digital Book Number: B29012
    Recording length: 25 hours, 12 minutes