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LWV of Wilmette and WPL Book Group (Virtual)

2021-05-26 11:00:00 2021-05-26 12:00:00 America/Chicago LWV of Wilmette and WPL Book Group (Virtual) Nomadland by Jessica Bruder Virtual Program -

Wednesday, May 26
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-05-26 11:00:00 2021-05-26 12:00:00 America/Chicago LWV of Wilmette and WPL Book Group (Virtual) Nomadland by Jessica Bruder Virtual Program -

Nomadland by Jessica Bruder

We will be discussing Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century 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.

In a secondhand vehicle she christens “Van Halen,” Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects more intimately. Accompanying Linda May and others from campground toilet cleaning to warehouse product scanning to desert reunions, then moving on to the dangerous work of beet harvesting, Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy—one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, she celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these quintessential Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive. (From the publisher)

Find a copy of the book here. You can also find the ebook and eaudiobook on Digital Library of Illinois or through the Libby app on your device. The audiobook is always available through Hoopla.

Registration will close two hours before the program begins and registrants will receive a link to join shortly thereafter.

Please email community@wilmettelibrary.info with any questions about how to access the program via Zoom.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Book Group |

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Wilmette Public Library

Phone: 847-256-5025

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From the south: Go north on Green Bay Road. Turn left on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building. 

From the north: Go south on Green Bay Road. Turn right on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building.

From I-94 (Edens Expressway):from the South - exit at Lake Ave. East. Go east on Lake Ave. a little over 2 miles. Turn right on Park Ave. • from the North - exit at Rt. 41/Skokie Blvd. Turn left (east) on Lake Ave. Go east on Lake Ave. a little over 2 miles. Turn right on Park Ave. 


Mass transit options include CTA, Metra, and Pace.

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