Active Citizens 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.

Sunday, July 28: Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America By James Fallows, Deborah Fallows

For five years, James and Deborah Fallows have traveled across America in a single-engine prop airplane. Visiting dozens of towns, the America they saw is acutely conscious of its problems—from economic dislocation to the opioid scourge—but it is also crafting solutions, with a practical-minded determination at dramatic odds with the bitter paralysis of national politics. At times of dysfunction on a national level, reform possibilities have often arisen from the local level. The Fallowses describe America in the middle of one of these creative waves. Their view of the country is as complex and contradictory as America itself, but it also reflects the energy, the generosity and compassion, the dreams, and the determination of many who are in the midst of making things better. Our Towns is the story of their journey—and an account of a country busy remaking itself.

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Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Odyssey Bookshop
9 College st.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525432449
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 5th, 2019

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