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Bookwoman: Hillbilly Elegy (BW17-24)

  • Wed, April 11, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • William Reif Gallery

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Wednesday, April 11
9:30-11:00am

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis 
by J.D. Vance

The Vance family story began with hope in postwar America. J.D.'s grandparents were "dirt poor and in love" and moved north from Kentucky's Appalachian region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. Eventually one of their grandchildren would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that J.D.'s family struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life.



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