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Virtual Book Club: "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond

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Virtual Book Club
"Evicted" by Matthew Desmond

Adults

Join our Hatley Branch staff and other book lovers on the second Tuesday of each month for a virtual book discussion, including Desmond's nonfiction best-seller about eight different families in Milwaukee who struggle to keep a roof over their heads.

Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. 

This discussion is free and open to the public, and anyone is welcome! Call the Hatley Branch at 715-446-3537 for information on how to join the discussion online or by telephone, which will be held via the GoToMeeting online platform.

  • Virtual Book Club: "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond
    📅 Tue., 2/9/21, 12 p.m. CST @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Join our Hatley Branch staff and other book lovers on the second Tuesday of each month for a virtual book discussion, including this nonfiction title by Matthew Desmond! 🖶

Staff Reviews

"Evicted" by Matthew Desmond

★★★★★ This book is the result of an ethnographic study undertaken by Matthew Desmond, an associate professor of Sociology at Harvard (who earned his PhD at UW-Madison). Desmond researched the impact of eviction on distressed families in Milwaukee, WI. Over the course of 2008-2009, he lived in a substandard trailer park, whose tenants were largely white, and in an African-American inner city neighborhood on the north side and came to know tenants, their neighbors, and landlords. His research, which includes the perspectives of both tenants and... (read more)

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