Compelling debut novel “One Summer in Savannah” available free from public libraries as ebook or audiobook, with group discussions online


CLEVELAND – February 21, 2024 – Readers across the United States are joining tens of thousands of booklovers nationwide by participating in the annual Together We Read US digital book club. From February 21-March 6, booklovers can enjoy Terah Shelton Harris’s thought-provoking debut novel about family, redemption and unconditional love, One Summer in Savannah, as an ebook and audiobook for free. Readers can access the digital book from their public library with no waitlists or holds by downloading the Libby app. They may also participate in an online discussion with other readers throughout the country.

The Together We Read US digital book club connects readers through thousands of U.S. public libraries with a featured ebook for two weeks and only requires a valid library card to get started. During the program, readers can participate in engaging online discussions about the book. 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.

“I am so delighted that One Summer in Savannah has been selected for OverDrive’s Together We Read US,” said author Terah Shelton Harris. “As a librarian and an avid reader, I’ve been a huge fan of Together We Read and it’s such an honor that library patrons across the county will read my book. What a pinch-me moment!”

One Summer in Savannah begins eight years after Sara Lancaster left her home in Savannah, Georgia. Eight years since her daughter, Alana, came into this world, following a terrifying sexual assault that left deep emotional wounds Sara would do anything to forget. But when Sara’s father falls ill, she’s forced to return home and face the ghosts of her past.

While caring for her father and running his bookstore, Sara is desperate to protect her curious, outgoing, genius daughter from the Wylers, the family of the man who assaulted her. Sara thinks she can succeed—her attacker is in prison, his identical twin brother, Jacob, left town years ago, and their mother are all unaware Alana exists. But she soon learns that Jacob has also just returned to Savannah to piece together the fragments of his once-great family. And when their two worlds collide—with the type of force Sara explores in her poetry and Jacob in his astrophysics—they are drawn together in unexpected ways.

One Summer in Savannah is published as an ebook by Sourcebooks and audiobook by Tantor Media. The digital book can be borrowed from participating U.S. public libraries and colleges during Together We Read US between February 21-March 6. The ebook and audiobook can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™ without waitlists or holds. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®” [U.S. libraries only]. The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

Download Libby or visit your local public library to get started.

More information about Together We Read US.


About OverDrive

OverDrive is a mission-based company that stands with libraries. Named a Certified B Corp in 2017, OverDrive serves more than 92,000 libraries and schools in 115 countries with the industry’s largest digital catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, video and other content. OverDrive empowers libraries and schools by expanding access for all through tireless industry advocacy and consistent innovation. Award-winning apps and services include the Libby library reading app, the Sora student reading platform, Kanopy, the leading video streaming app for libraries and colleges, and, which offers one of the largest catalogs of supplemental materials that enhance literacy outcomes. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA.



David Burleigh
Director of Communications