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All Iowa Reads @ the Chocolaterie Stam in Ames

Join us for "The Year We Left Home"

  • Literary Event
  • Book Discussion
  • All Iowa Reads
When Jul 23, 2013
from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Where Chocolaterie Stam, 230 Main Street, Ames, IA 50010
Contact Name
Contact Phone (515) 239-5633
Attendees Open to the public
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Join the Ames Public Library staff for a discussion of this year's All Iowa Reads title, The Year we Left Home, by Jean Thompson.

From the Simon & Schuster website:

"From National Book Award finalist Jean Thompson comes a mesmerizing, decades-spanning saga of one ordinary American family—proud, flawed, hopeful— whose story simultaneously captures the turbulent history of the country at large. . . The Year We Left Home follows the Erickson siblings as they confront prosperity and heartbreak, setbacks and triumphs, and seek their place in a country whose only constant seems to be breathtaking change. Ambitious, richly told, and fiercely American, this is a vivid and moving meditation on our continual pursuit of happiness and an incisive exploration of the national character."

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