As time moves on during this pandemic, we have kept the hope that hosting a large group of people might happen again before too long. However, with safety and health in our community as a top priority, the Loveland Loves to Read committee has reluctantly decided to cancel the November, 2020 live presentation with William Kent Krueger. We are considering a reschedule for the year 2021 and will keep you informed through website updates.
The book we have chosen for the Loveland community to read is This Tender Land, a timely story for young adults as well as adults. It is set in the depression of the 30s, with four young loners who set off on their own. It’s a story that is part Grapes of Wrath and part Huckleberry Finn.
We encourage you to peruse the resources available on this site. You’ll be able to tune in to six virtual presentations and interviews happening in June. You can also enjoy Krueger’s recent presentation with Sandra Dallas by clicking on the archived YouTube video on his website.
William Kent Krueger has participated with Loveland’s community-read event before, as many of us recall. His live presence of genuine warmth and sincerity is worth the wait, so do check back for future updates.
Keep well and give yourself moments of grace.
Other titles from William Kent Krueger:
The Devil’s Bed (2003)
Ordinary Grace (2013) – Loveland’s community read in 2015
This Tender Land – (2019) Paperback in stock June 20, 2020
The Cork O’Connor Series consists of seventeen titles
Loveland Loves to Read 2019 - Water in the West: A Conversation
For this year's main Loveland Loves to Read event, authors Paolo Bacigalupi (The Water Knife) and Patty Limerick (A Ditch in Time: The City, the West, and Water) participated in a conversation moderated by Brian Werner (Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District), followed by questions from the audience, and a book signing.
Each of our presenters offered book suggestions for readers interested in following up on some of the themes that were discussed.
FROM PAOLO BACIGALUPI:
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, by Marc Reisner
Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juarez, by Howard Campbell
High County News (magazine)
FROM PATRICIA LIMERICK:
A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean
Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, by Wallace Stegner
Mayordomo: Chronicle of an Acequia in northern New Mexico, by Stanley Crawford
Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache, Keith Basso.
Written in Water: The Life and Times of Benjamin H. Eaton, by Jane E. Norris
FROM BRIAN WERNER:
Last Water Hole in the West: The Colorado-Big Thompson Project and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, by Daniel Tyler
Silver Fox of the Rockies: Delphus E. Carpenter and Western Water Compacts, by Daniel Tyler
2019 The Water Knife,by Paolo Bacigalupi, andA Ditch in Time, by Patricia Limerick
2018 All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
2017 Spider Woman's Daughter, by Anne Hillerman
2016 The Work of Wolves, by Kent Myers
2015 Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger
2014 Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, by Alexandra Fuller
2013 Crooked Letter Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin
2012 The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith