"It's All in the Bag!" Book Club Kits

Palos Heights Public Library is pleased to announce the "It's All in the Bag!" Book Club Kits. This innovative program offers book clubs the opportunity to check out a tote bag with eight (8) copies of a book and a binder with author information, discussion questions and reviews.


Book Club Kits Include:

  • Tote Bag
  • Eight Copies of Book
  • Binder which includes:
    • 1. Description of "It's All in the Bag!" Book Club Kit program
    • 2. List of Book Club Kit current offerings
    • 3. Book Club Kit policy
    • 4. General book discussion questions
    • 5. Author Information
    • 6. Book Reviews
    • 7. Specific book discussion questions
    • 8. List of related books of interest (when available)

Available Titles

Loving Frank
by Nancy Horan
"Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between seminal architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting, when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society." - NoveList Plus

Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran
by Roxana Saberi
"A chronicle of the Iranian-American journalist's imprisonment, as well as a look at Iran and its political tensions." - NoveList Plus, provided by publisher **Available after December 1, 2011.**

A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True
by Brigid Pasulka
"Half a century after the marriage of her Polish grandparents is marred by World War II and a painful tragedy, Beata recreates their journey to Krakow, where she encounters a youth culture torn between the city's past and future." - NoveList Plus

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
Lacks, a poor farmer, has been vital to medical research in the 20th century through unlikely means - her cells, taken without her knowledge, bought and sold by the billions. Skloot's account of the Lacks family delves deep into bioethics and the history of experimentation on African Americans.

Luncheon of the Boating Party
by Susan Vreeland
"Renoir is insipred to paint 'Luncheon of the Boating Party' when his other work is criticized by Emile Zola, and while doing so is drawn into lives of the thirteen people featured in it as they enjoy a Parisian summer duing the late 1800s." - NoveList Plus

Muffins & Mayhem
by Suzanne Beecher
DearReader.com founder Beecher couples nostalgic recipes with biographical sketches as a coping strategy for life's many unexpected twists.

by Charles J. Shields
Best known for her novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee is an enigmatic figure who shunned the spotlight, even while contributing to the work of friend Truman Capote. Shield's thoroughly researched account attempts to shed light on Lee's life, times, and legacy.


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