August Book Club

posted Jul 10, 2013, 6:14 PM by Tri-Valley Community Library   [ updated Aug 12, 2013, 6:20 PM ]

Our next book club meeting is on Monday, August 12, at 7:30 p.m. We'll be discussing The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. It's Linda's turn to bring book suggestions and a snack. Currently, we have two copies available here at the library.

September's (already?!) book will be Soul of a People: The WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America by David A. Taylor. From the inside flap: In the wake of the Crash of 1929, companies fired an average of 20,000 workers every day; in some cities over half the adult population was unemployed. The story of writers rescued from joblessness by the Federal Writers' Project is as much the compelling drama of people caught when a soaring economy suddenly crashes as it is the fascinating account of some of America's best writers—before they were famous—turned loose on the landscape with a government mandate to "hold up a mirror to America."

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