Hawaii Prep Book Club Meeting Scheduled

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The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Community Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, in the Dyer Library, Upper Campus.

Community Book Club meetings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and participants are invited to bring a snack to share.

Lois Inman, Dyer Memorial librarian and Jaime Johnson, Upper School English teacher, will lead the group. The current book selection is New York Times bestseller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance.


Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

Hillbilly Elegy is a deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures. This is the story of how upward mobility really feels and it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

For more information, contact Jaime Johnson at [email protected].


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