Join library staff for a discussion of this year's All Iowa Reads title, The Year We Left Home, in downtown Ames on two different dates and at two different locations: Tuesday, June 25, 7pm at the Cafe Diem and Tuesday July 23 at 10am at the Chocolaterie Stam, 230 Main Street, Ames, IA 50010.
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."