Democracy & Dissent Book Group

This group, facilitated by Gisela Jernigan, discusses non-fiction books on many topics, most with a  political-sociological bent. They've discussed books about education, politics, food, urban planning, border issues, economics, and issues of race and culture.
This group meets on the first Sunday of the month at 2:00pm.
Don't forget!
Books for the group are 10% off the month prior to the discussion.


No One Cares about Crazy People: My Family and the Heartbreak of Mental Illness in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316341134
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hachette Books - May 1st, 2018

Discussion on Sunday, September 2 at 2:00pm.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Ron Powers learned firsthand about the inaccessibility of adequate health care for the mentally ill in America when he witnessed his own children's struggles with schizophrenia. By interweaving his personal experiences with a richly researched history of mental illness in America, Powers deftly exposes the legacy of bad science, ill-advised policies, and inaccessible treatment that stretches back generations.


Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062300553
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Paperbacks - May 1st, 2018

Discussion on Sunday, October 7 at 2:00pm.

Hillbilly Elegy is the story of a family’s journey from poverty in Appalachia to achieving recognized landmarks of prosperity. In a passionate analysis of the culture of poverty in postwar America and the disintegration of the American dream faced by many, New York Times contributor J.D. Vance unveils the chaotic legacy that follows upwardly mobile Americans who struggle to adapt to middle-class life.

A Colony in a Nation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393355420
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 6th, 2018

Discussion on Sunday, November 4 at 2:00pm.