Active Citizens Group Reads Nomadland


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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 4pm.

February 24 - Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century By Jessica Bruder

From the beet fields of North Dakota to the 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 adults. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in RVs and modified vans, forming a growing community of nomads.

Nomadland tells a revelatory tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy--one which foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, it celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive, but have not given up hope.

Event date: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Odyssey Bookshop
9 College st.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393356311
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 4th, 2018

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