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A Book Club for Anyone to Enjoy


two brown paper lunch sacksWelcome to the Brown Bag Book Club

Hosted by Kirtland Library

 Kirtland 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!

June 2024 Book Club Read

Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.Cora will do anything for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. Thirteen-year-old Leni, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, has little choice but to go along, daring to hope this new land promises her family a better future.In a wild, remote corner of Alaska, the Allbrights find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the newcomers’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources.But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own. -- provided by publisher.

Meeting Times & Dates

  • Dates: Thursdays - -  Join us for 1 or all the sessions as your schedule permits!
  • Time:  12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.
  • Location:  Zoom - Contact the Library at for the Zoom Link

Weekly Break Down:

Week 1: Thursday, June 6, 2024 - Chapters 1-8 (pages 3-113)

Week 2: Thursday, June 13, 2024 - Chapters 9-15 (pages 114-222)

Week 3: Thursday, June 20, 2024 - Chapters 16-23 (pages 223-326)

Week 4: Thursday, June 27, 2024 - Chapters 24-31 (pages 327-438)

Get a Copy!

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

  • 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. 
  • Purchase and download an audiobook copy through Audible.
  • Check out a copy at your local public library.
  • Borrow a copy through Interlibrary loan (free of charge) by contacting Kirtland's Library.

Contact Us

Here's How:

Hours: 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday - Grayling

Phone: 989-275-5000 x 246


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