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Alumni & Friends Virtual Book Club: Featured Book: Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

June 15, 2021 @
6:00 p.m.
- 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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Join Clark librarian Laura Robinson for a summer session of the Alumni & Friends Virtual Book Club, where she will be discussing Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder.

This New York Times bestseller and inspiration for Chloe Zhao’s winning film starring Frances McDormand, investigates the new, low-cost labor pool made up largely of transient older Americans. On frequently-traveled routes between seasonal jobs, Bruder meets people from all walks of life: a former professor, a McDonald’s vice president, a minister, a college administrator, and a motorcycle cop, among many others — including her irrepressible protagonist, a onetime cocktail waitress, Home Depot clerk, and general contractor named Linda May.

Register here.

Joining the Alumni & Friends Virtual Book Club is easy and participation can be at your own pace:

  1. Please register to reserve your place for the June session. Borrow the featured book from your local library or purchase from your favorite retailer.
  2. Read the selected title prior to the discussion.
  3. One week before the book club meets, you will receive an email with preparatory discussion questions to help you prepare for the session with Laura Robinson.


June 15, 2021
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.