Loveland Loves to Read is an annual One Book, One Community program.
Each year, community members come together through the reading and discussion of a common book. In addition to book discussions, a variety of related events are scheduled.
The Friends provide various services and support to the independent Loveland Loves to Read committee as part of our interest in promoting literacy in our community.
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The Loveland Loves to Read book for 2024 is Good Night, Irene, by Luis Alberto Urrea.
Urrea is a prolific and acclaimed writer who uses his life experiences to explore themes of love, loss, and triumph.
A 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and a Guggenheim fellow, he is the author of 19 books, winning numerous awards for his poetry, fiction, and essays.
Urrea's newest book, Good Night, Irene, takes as inspiration his mother's own Red Cross Club Mobile service during World War II. With its affecting and uplifting portrait of friendship and valor in harrowing circumstances, the novel powerfully demonstrates Urrea's gifts as a storyteller.
Luis Alberto Urrea will speak at Thompson Valley High School on Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at Colorado Box Office.
General admission: $20
Priority seating: $30
Remarkably Bright Creatures, by Shelby Van Pelt
This Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger
Program cancelled, due to COVID-19 restrictions
The Water Knife, by Paolo Bacigalupi, and A Ditch in Time, by Patricia Limerick
All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
Spider Woman's Daughter, by Anne Hillerman
The Work of Wolves, by Kent Myers
Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, by Alexandra Fuller
Crooked Letter Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith
Blue Heaven, by C.J. Box
Murder at the Brown Palace, by Dick Kreck
The Cold Dish, by Craig Johnson
Bellwether, by Connie Willis
The Whistling Season, by Ivan Doig
The Meadow, by James Galvin
The Eagle Catcher, by Margaret Coel
Plainsong, by Kent Haruf