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Rendezvous Readers' Book Chat 9:30-10:30 am

When:
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017, 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM
Where:
Abiitan's Porter Cafe
428 2nd St. S.

Category:
Social
Registration is not Required

Join us to discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

 

If you’d like to read ahead, May’s book is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Have a book suggestion for the Book Chat? Email Barbara Goldner.