Prospect Lefferts Gardens Store:
Wednesday, February 12, 7:30 PM
PLG Nonfiction Book Group discusses Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Led by Greenlight bookseller Heather, our nonfiction book group in Prospect Lefferts Gardens reads and discusses the most fascinating topics in nonfiction, both classic and contemporary, with seasonal themes covering a variety of genres. For February, the group discusses Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond’s bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning Evicted. Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.
Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.