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Brown Bag Book Club: Home

A Book Club for Anyone to Enjoy


two brown paper lunch sacksWelcome to the Brown Bag Book Club

Hosted by Kirtland Library

Staff and Faculty are welcome!

The BBBC provides space for members of the Kirtland Community to connect over reading.

We hope you will join us for some fun and thought provoking conversations!

May 2021 Book Pick

From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, this is a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. 

To listen to this eaudiobook, you will need your Library Card & PIN numbers to download this title.
Don't have a Library Card or PIN Number?
Fill out the online Library Card Application in the blue box on the Library's home page.


Meeting Dates and Time

  • Dates: Thursdays on May 13, 20, & 27 -  Join us for 1 or all the sessions as your schedule permits!
  • Time:  12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.
  • Location:  Zoom - The link will be posted in the CTL's weekly email. Or, contact the Library at

Over the course of the 3 weeks, we are asking that each participant come with 1-2 questions/thoughts to be discussed.

  • May 13 - Intro & Chapters 1-5 (pages 1-80)
  • May 20 - Chapters 6-10 (pages 81-177)

  • May 27 - Chapters11-15 & Conclusion (pages 179-257)

Get a Copy!

Here are several ways you can get a copy of book:

  • Check out a paperback copy from the Kirtland Library. Currently, we have 2 copies.
  • Download and listen to it on your own device through the OverDrive or Libby app.
  • Purchase your own copy through a bookstore or vendor like Amazon.
  • Purchase and download to your Kindle through Amazon. 
  • Check out a copy at your local public library.
  • Borrow a copy through Interlibrary loan (free of charge) by contacting Kirtland's Library.


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Judy Norris
4800 W. Four Mile Road
Grayling, MI 49738
989 275-5000 ex 246