Book discussion: Hillbilly Elegy

Monday, February 19, 2018 (All day)

The next book for discussion will be Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.

Join us for a pair of conversations on Monday, February 19
• at NOON where you're invited to bring along a sack lunch for a daytime conversation, 
• and again at 7 pm for those who prefer an after-work or post-dinner evening conversation. 

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis: that of poor, white Americans. The Vance family story began with hope in postwar America. J.D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually one of their grandchildren graduated from Yale Law School. But as the family saga plays out, we learn that many in his family—notably, his mother—struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, never fully escaping the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma.

We brought in books for IMMEDIATE CHECKOUT - stop in to check one out and take it home today!  

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance