Big Library Read

Monday, June 12 – June 26

The Other Einstein has been selected for Big Library Read Digital Book Club at the Stone Ridge Library. Readers can borrow and read the eBook for free without waitlists and holds for two weeks.

She’s the woman behind one of the most famous men of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein. Meet Mileva Marić, The Other Einstein. Readers can learn all about this remarkable woman by participating in the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries, Big Library Read. Millions of readers around the world will read the eBook at the same time beginning Monday, June 12 and concluding June 26. Stone Ridge Library users will be able to borrow the eBook by visiting OverDrive. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks.

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict offers a window into the fascinating story of Einstein’s first wife. A brilliant physicist in her own right, her contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. A historical fiction book, it offers readers a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow.

“The moment I first learned about Mileva, I discovered that she was fascinating in her own right and I felt compelled to tell her tale,” said Marie Benedict, author of The Other Einstein. “The more I researched Mileva and came to know her through her letters, I realized that her story was powerful and important in itself, and instrumental in understanding our own history and the role of women in it. I hope that you enjoy The Other Einstein and that Mileva’s story sparks many spirited conversations with other Big Library Read readers.”

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook through the library. Readers can join an online conversation about the book at The free program runs for two weeks and to get started reading, all that is needed is a Stone Ridge Library library card. The Other Einstein can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle®  without worrying about wait lists or holds. The eBook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

The Digital Book Club program is made possible through a partnership between the Stone Ridge Library, OverDrive and Sourcebooks, publisher of The Other Einstein. Librarians and library readers voted The Other Einstein as their choice for Big Library Read. To borrow the eBook, readers can visit OverDrive beginning on June 12.