The Seattle Review of Books, Seattle Weekly, and Third Place Books Seward Park continue our book club exploring who we are as Americans, where we're going, and how we might fix our greatest problems. Reading Through It meets on the first Wednesday of every month.
Our August selection is Evicted by Matthew Desmond. In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they 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 21st-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.
WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION
WINNER OF THE PEN/JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH AWARD FOR NONFICTION
WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION
FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE
WINNER OF THE 2017 HILLMAN PRIZE FOR BOOK JOURNALISM
WINNER OF THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE HEARTLAND PRIZE
Drink and food specials are available from Raconteur during book clubs, so grab a glass and join us for a lively literary discussion. Every month our selected titles are discounted 20% through the date of the book club. All are welcome, no purchase required.