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The Big Read is a program sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts aimed at bringing reading back to the heart of American culture. Bookshare is pleased to offer the following titles from The Big Read booklist.

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Title Author Copyright Action
A Farewell to Arms Hemingway, Ernest 1957
A Lesson Before Dying Gaines, Ernest J. 1993
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea #1) Ursula K. Le Guin 1968
Bless Me, Ultima Anaya, Rudolfo 1999
Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury, Ray 1979
Housekeeping Robinson, Marilynne 1980
In the Time of the Butterflies Alvarez, Julia 1994
Love Medicine Erdrich, Louise 1993
My Antonia Cather, Willa
Old School Wolff, Tobias 2003
Poems, Series 1 Dickinson, Emily and Todd, Mabel Loomis and Higginson, T. W.
Selected Poems Jeffers, Robinson 1965
Sun, Stone, and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories Hernández, Jorge F. 2008
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Twain, Mark
The Age of Innocence Wharton, Edith
The Bridge of San Luis Rey Wilder, Thornton 1955
The Call of the Wild London, Jack 1903
The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Poe, Edgar Allan 1985
The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories Tolstoy, Leo 1900
The Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck, John 1967
The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald, F. Scott 1925
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter Mccullers, Carson 1940
The Joy Luck Club Tan, Amy 1989
The Maltese Falcon Hammett, Dashiell 1957
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Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the "Using Bookshare" page in the Help Center.

Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.

  • Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
  • DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
  • BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
  • MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
  • DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.