Book Club Kits

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Priscilla’s Shelf offers 44 book bag kits, each with 10 copies of the same title and a binder of supporting material. Kits have a loan period of six weeks, and are renewable for two weeks.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner
The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein 
Burial Rites, by Hannah Kent
 
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
Cutting For Stone, by Abraham Verghese
The Dog Stars, by Peter Heller
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, by Alexandra Fuller 
Empire Falls, by Richard Russo
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanche, the    Most Powerful Indian Tribe in America, by S. C. Gwynne 
Girl in Hyacinth Blue, by Susan Vreeland
The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer 
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford
La’s Orchestra Saves the World, by Alexander McCall Smith
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir, by Bill Bryson
March, by Geraldine Brooks
Murder at the Brown Palace, by Dick Kreck
My Antonia, by Willa Cather
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith
Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger
The Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline 
Out Stealing Horses, by Per Petterson
The Places in Between, by Rory Stewart
Plague of Doves, by Louise Erdrich
Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward 
Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay
Second Honeymoon, by Joanna Trollope
The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd
So Much for That, by Lionel Schriver 
Still Alice, by Lisa Genova
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin
Too Close To the Falls, by Catherine Gildiner
Tortilla Curtain, by T. C. Boyle
Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan 
A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson
the Water is Wide, by Pat Conroy 
The Work of Wolves, by Kent Meyers
Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks


Priscilla's Shelf honors long-time Loveland resident and avid bookaholic Priscilla Beal. Friends raised $8,000 to honor Beal on her 91st birthday by buying the books and bags for the library. Beal held book club meetings in her home starting in 1965, led Junior Great Books for 15 years, and started an Adult Great Books group. The baby-blue book bags feature a photo of Priscilla.