Adult Book Discussion

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Adult Book Discussion, Monday, December 17th, 6:30 pm

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America’s vast inequality– and to people’s determination and intelligence in the face of hardship. Based on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data, this masterful book transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

Limited copies of this book will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to attend!


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Get involved with our adult book group even if you can’t make it to our monthly meetings!

The Oscar Grady Library now has an online book club designed to keep you up to date on past and future book choices and dates for our adult book discussions. Join the group to recommend future book titles, participate in online discussions, receive email reminders about upcoming discussions and check out what other groups are reading!

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