GEPL has an extensive collection of ebooks and e-audiobooks to access from home. Our three main digital reading apps are Axis 360 , Libby , and Hoopla . I’ve chosen one feel-good from each to get you started, with all titles available as ebooks and e-audiobooks. After downloading the app(s), you’ll need your library card number and PIN to log in.
Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center (available from Axis 360 )
Cassie’s life has been turned upside down. As the first female firefighter to win a prestigious award at the Austin Fire Department, she’s enjoying a successful, if somewhat lonely, life. When her estranged mother asks her to move to Boston, Cassie finds herself reconnecting with family while starting a difficult new job. Cassie is a strong, complex, and relatable character who will have you rooting for her until the end. This is a heartwarming read about independence, healing, and forgiveness.
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton (available from Libby )
Anthony Ray Hinton spent three decades on death row in Alabama for a crime he did not commit. Hinton spends his days running a death row book club, befriending his fellow inmates, and daydreaming in order to stay sane, all while fighting his wrongful conviction. His determination and resilience keep him going through the years as he fights for his freedom. This memoir is a truly astonishing tale of the human spirit.
Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman (available from Hoopla )
Judy is going through a bit of a crisis: her marriage is failing, her son is struggling in school, her best friend has been diagnosed with cancer, and her career has tanked. That’s why she wears the dog. You heard me: she wears the dog across her chest in a sling, just like a baby. With a laugh-out-loud funny narrator who’s a little bit kooky in all the best ways, Separation Anxiety is a rare book that will have you laughing and crying on the same page.