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Nonfiction @ Night: "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond

Nonfiction @ Night: "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond

Adults Give your brain a work-out by reading and discussing some timely nonfiction titles during the Nonfiction @ Night Book Club at our Stratford Branch!

The book we'll read and discuss for March is "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond. This 2016 book follows eight families in Milwaukee, all trying to keep a roof over their heads. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today: the housing crisis. 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.

Join our new Nonfiction @ Night Book Club and discuss fascinating books and topics with your neighbors. From history and social issues to science and psychology, nonfiction illuminates any number of areas, making you more intelligent and well-rounded. And it's easy to do: Just read each month's book and show up! New attendees are always welcome.

For more information, call our Stratford Branch at 715-687-4420.

  • 📅 Wed., 3/6/19, 67pm @ MCPL Stratford

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Discuss our monthly book club pick about eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. 🖶