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Active Citizen Book Group November

On Sunday, November 20  at 4 PM IN PERSON the Active Citizen Book Group will discuss Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains by Kerri Arsenault.

About the Book

Kerri Arsenault grew up in the small, rural town of Mexico, Maine, where for over 100 years the community orbited around a paper mill that provided jobs for nearly everyone in town, including three generations of her family. Kerri had a happy childhood, but years after she moved away, she realized the price she paid for that childhood. The price everyone paid. The mill, while providing the social and economic cohesion for the community, also contributed to its demise.

Mill Town is a book of narrative nonfiction, investigative memoir, and cultural criticism that illuminates the rise and collapse of the working-class, the hazards of loving and leaving home, and the ambiguous nature of toxics and disease with the central question; Who or what are we willing to sacrifice for our own survival?

About the Author

KERRI ARSENAULT is the Book Review Editor at Orion magazine, and Contributing Editor at Lithub. Arsenault received her MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and studied in Malmö University’s Communication for Development master’s programme. Her writing has appeared in Freeman’sLithub, Oprah.com, and The Minneapolis Star Tribune, among other publications. She lives in New England. Mill Town is her first book.

About the Active Citizen Book Group

The Active Citizens Book Group! Join us to discuss current affairs in the US and around the world. Future topics will include the environment, racism, economic and gender inequality, and workers' rights. This group meets monthly on the last Sunday of the month, at 4 p.m.

A reminder … Odyssey book group selections are 20% off at the store and online.

Event date: 
Sunday, November 20, 2022 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
9 College St
South Hadley, MA 01075
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$17.99
ISBN: 9781250799685
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 7th, 2021

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