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Book Club Kits

Using Book Club Kits

Finding a kit
  • Use the lists to the right to browse titles. Click on the title for more information and to see if the kit is currently available.
  • You can also search the catalog for “book club kit” in general or click here.  
    • You can search for a specific title to see if it is available as a book club kit.
    • Please Ask Us if you have any questions.

    Using a kit

    • A kit is checked out to one patron who is responsible for all of the materials.
    • The fees for missing books will be charged to the patron who checked out the kit.
    • Kits are checked out for six weeks and may only be renewed once.

    Getting a kit

    • Kits can be found in the Library of Things area or can be requested through our catalog for Chatham Area residents. 

    Returning a kit

    • Please ensure that all copies of the book are in the kit before returning it.
    • Kits must be returned to the Chatham Area Public Library service desk during open hours and cannot be returned in a book drop.

Book Club Kits

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, a rising artist takes comfort in a longtime friendship, only to encounter unexpected challenges in resuming her life when her husband's sentence is suddenly overturned.

Driving While Black by Gretchen Sorin

The true story behind the award-winning film of the same name explores the role of travel in civil rights, the specific impact of the automobile on African-American life and the cultural importance of Victor and Alma Green’s famous Green Book.

Dune by Brian Herbert

Follows the adventures of Paul Atreides, the son of a betrayed duke given up for dead on a treacherous desert planet and adopted by its fierce, nomadic people, who help him unravel his most unexpected destiny. 

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

A socially awkward, routine-oriented loner teams up with a bumbling IT guy from her office to assist an elderly accident victim, forging a friendship that saves all three from lives of isolation and secret unhappiness.

Educated by Tara Westover

Traces the author's experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family's paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn an acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.

It's All Relative by A.J. Jacobs

Traces the author's three-year investigation into what constitutes family, describing how, after receiving an e-mail from a stranger who claimed to be a distant cousin, he embarked on an effort to build the biggest family tree in history.

Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage murders and birth of FBI by David Grann

Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

Less by Andrew Sean Greer 

Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend's wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his 50th birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds him falling in love, risking his life, reinventing himself and making connections with the past.

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Fighting an ugly custody battle with an artistic tenant who has little regard for the strict rules of their progressive Cleveland suburb, a straitlaced family woman who is seeking to adopt a baby becomes obsessed with exposing the tenant's past, only to trigger devastating consequences for both of their families.

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (graphic novel)

The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contraditions between public and private life. 

Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Theo Faber, a criminal psychotherapist, is determined to get an artist who shot her husband and then never spoke another word to talk, which takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations--a search for the truth that threatens to consume him.

The Bat by Jo Nesbo

Follows Harry Hole's efforts to solve the murder of a television celebrity whose demise is linked to a string of serial killings.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he is ready to risk everything to woo her back.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Marie Ann Shaffer

As London is emerging from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a book club on Guernsey--a club born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi after its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Midnight Library tells the story of Nora, a depressed woman in her 30s, who, on the day she decides to die, finds herself in a library full of lives she could have lived, where she discovers there's a lot more to life, even her current one, than she had ever imagined.

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

A tale inspired by the first wife of Albert Einstein follows the experiences of Mitza Mari, a female physics student at an elite late-nineteenth-century school in Zurich, where she falls in love with a charismatic fellow student who eclipses her contributions to his theory of relativity.

The Radium Girls: The dark story of America's Shining Women

Recounts the struggles of hundreds of women who were exposed to radium while working factory jobs during World War I, describing how they were mislead by their employers and became embroiled in a battle for workers' rights.