Stranger Than Fiction Book Club

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Adults
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Meeting ID: 880 0939 8269
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Sometimes life is stranger than fiction. Join this non-fiction book club via Zoom to discuss An American summer : love and death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz. You may be prompted to download Zoom, which should only take a few moments:

The numbers are staggering: over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another roughly 60,000 wounded by gunfire. What does that do to the spirit of individuals and community? Drawing on his decades of experience, Alex Kotlowitz set out to chronicle one summer in the city, writing about individuals who have emerged from the violence and whose stories capture the capacity--and the breaking point--of the human heart and soul.