Meets One Monday Each Month at Cherrydale Branch Library

December's selection is "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond:

  • Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.

  • New York Times Bestseller . . . winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction . . . winner of the Pen/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction . . . winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction . . . finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize . . . winner of the 2017 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism . . . winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize.

  • Named one of the best books of the year by: New York Times (10 Best Books) • Boston GlobeWashington Post • NPR • New YorkerSan Francisco Chronicle . . . [list goes on and on].

  • "From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America.

  • "In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge [some of whose stories had happy endings] . . . .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." -- Book Description,

  • “Written with the vividness of a novel, [Evicted] offers a dark mirror of middle-class America’s obsession with real estate, laying bare the workings of the low end of the market, where evictions have become just another part of an often lucrative business model.” --Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times

  • "It doesn't happen every week (or every month, or even year), but every once in a while a book comes along that changes the national conversation.... Evicted looks to be one of those books." --Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review

Book Club copies are available at the Cherrydale service desk.

Monday, December 10, 2018
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Cherrydale Branch Library
Book Club

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