The Belfast Free Library will host a community book discussion of “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right” by Arlie Russell Hochschild. All are invited to read the book and join the conversation, set for Monday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. and co-facilitated by Ridgley Fuller and Cloe Chunn.
In “Strangers in Their Own Land,” the renowned sociologist Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, Calif., deep into Louisiana bayou country, a stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who strongly oppose many of the ideas she famously champions, Hochschild nevertheless finds common ground and quickly warms to the people she meets, whose concerns are actually ones that all Americans share – the desire for community, the embrace of family and hopes for their children.
A limited number of books will be available at the library. To sign up, stop by the main circulation desk of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.; or call 338-3884, ext. 10.