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BookTalkers: Hillbilly Elegy

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Date:
July 17, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
www.charlevoixlibrary.org

Venue

Charlevoix Public Library
220 W Clinton
Charlevoix, MI 49720 United States
Phone:
231-547-2651
Website:
www.charlevoixlibrary.org

Organizer

Charlevoix Public Library
Phone:
231-547-2651
Email:
youth@charlevoixlibrary.org
Website:
www.charlevoixlibrary.org

Hillbilly Elegy: Monday, July 17 • 6:00 pm
This powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town offers a broad, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. In this compelling hybrid of memoir and sociological analysis, former marine and Yale Law School graduate J. D. Vance digs deep into his upbringing in the hills of Jackson, Kentucky, and the suburban enclave of Middletown, Ohio, to chronicle with affection–and raw candor–the foibles, shortcomings, and virtues of his family and their attempts to live their lives as working-class people in a middle-class world.
Meets in the Armstrong Conference Room.