In partnership with the Centerville-Washington Park District and Centerville-Washington History, the Library co-hosts a lunchtime book discussion on historical topics. Some attendees choose to bring a brown bag lunch. Dessert is provided. There is no registration necessary for this session.
Join us for a discussion of The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl (2005-Nonfiction) by Timothy Egan. Average rating 4.04/5 (42,189 ratings) on Goodreads, 353 pages. Timothy Egan's critically acclaimed account rescues this iconic chapter of American history from the shadows in a tour de force of historical reportage. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones. Brilliantly capturing the terrifying drama of catastrophe, Egan does equal justice of the human characters who become his heroes, "the stoic, long-suffering men and women whose lives he opens up with urgency and respect." (New York Times)
Copies of the book will be distributed at the February discussion and, thereafter, limited copies will be available at the front desk at Woodbourne Library.