Join us for Digital Books and Friends' Book Club

Book cover images for The Great Alone, Where the Crawdads Sing, and How Not to Die Alone

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. on August 28, September 25, and October 30, 2020. 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!

August 28, 2020
Friday, 3:00pm-4:00pm EST

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
DB090090 15 hours, 4 minutes

1974. Former Vietnam prisoner of war Ernt Allbright moves his family, including wife Cora and thirteen-year-old daughter Leni, north to Alaska. While the weather is temperate, the family survives on the generosity of locals. But when winter descends, Ernt's mental health fractures. 2018.

September 25, 2020
Friday, 3:00pm-4:00pm EST

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
DB092245 12 hours, 14 minutes

In late 1969, when Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals of Barkley Cove, North Carolina, immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home. 2018.

October 30, 2020
Friday, 3:00pm-4:00pm EST

How Not to Die Alone by Richard Roper
DB095289 8 hours, 54 minutes

For years Andrew has worked a thankless job, searching for the next of kin of those who die alone. Luckily, he goes home to a loving family every night. At least, that's what his coworkers believe. When he meets new employee Peggy, Andrew feels trapped by his own lies. 2019.