The Burlington County Library System community can now join readers from 16,000 public libraries and colleges across the United States enjoying this year’s Together We Read digital book club selection. From March 1 to 15, BCLS patrons can read award-winning Mexican-American and Indigenous author Jennifer Givhan’s book, River Woman, River Demon, as an ebook and audiobook with no waitlists or holds--by downloading the Libby app.
The Together We Read digital book club connects readers through thousands of U.S. public libraries and colleges with the same ebook for two weeks and only requires a BCLS card to get started. During the program, readers participate in engaging online discussions about the title. This free program is facilitated by the library and OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for ebooks, audiobooks and magazines and creator of the award-winning Libby app.
River Woman, River Demon tells the story of Eva Santos Moon, a burgeoning Chicana artist who practices the ancient, spiritual ways of brujería and curanderisma.
When her husband is taken into custody for the shocking murder of their friend, Eva doesn't know whom to trust—least of all, herself. She soon falls under suspicion as a potential suspect, and her past rises to the surface, dredging up the truth about an eerily similar death from her childhood. Struggling with fragmented memories and self-doubt, an increasingly terrified Eva fears that she might have been involved in both murders. As she fights to keep her family out of danger, Eva realizes she must use her magick as a bruja to protect herself and her loved ones, while confronting her own dark history.