Monday Evening Book Club
April selection: Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon's CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves "workampers."On frequently traveled routes between seasonal jobs, Jessica Bruder meets people from all walks of life: a former professor, a McDonald's vice president, a minister, a college administrator, and a motorcycle cop, among many others--including her irrepressible protagonist, a onetime cocktail waitress, Home Depot clerk, and general contractor named Linda May.
FURTHER READING & VIEWING
- Author Interview for Canvas: 'Nomadland' author Jessica Bruder's best piece of writing advice didn't come from a writer
- Kirkus Book Review
- Book Club Kit Guide
The Monday Evening Book Club meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Training Room on the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library. New members are always welcome!
Book club kit copies are available for participants about a month before the book club meets. Visit the Adult Information Desk on the 2nd floor to get your copy. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Monday, April 17, 2023
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm
- Training Room