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VB Reads...Community Conversations

Inspired by Unity Village, the HomesNOW! project in Fairhaven, we invite you to join us for a limited run book group focusing on topics concerning homelessness. We'll meet from 5-6pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, September through April (except December). Meetings take place in the Readings Gallery at Village Books in Fairhaven.

Tuesday, October 15, 5:00pm

Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less and How It Defines Our Lives by Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir

In this provocative book based on cutting-edge research, Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir show that scarcity creates a distinct psychology for everyone struggling to manage with less than they need. Busy people fail to manage their time efficiently for the same reasons the poor and those maxed out on credit cards fail to manage their money. The dynamics of scarcity reveal why dieters find it hard to resist temptation, why students and busy executives mismanage their time, and why the same sugarcane farmers are smarter after harvest than before.

Once we start thinking in terms of scarcity, the problems of modern life come into sharper focus, and Scarcity reveals not only how it leads us astray but also how individuals and organizations can better manage scarcity for greater satisfaction and success.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781250056115
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - November 4th, 2014

Tuesday, November 19, 5:00pm

Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America by Jonathan Kozol

Jonathan Kozol is one of America’s most forceful and eloquent observers of the intersection of race, poverty, and education. His books, from the National Book Award–winning Death at an Early Age to his most recent, the critically acclaimed Shame of the Nation, are touchstones of the national conscience. First published in 1988 and based on the months the author spent among America’s homeless, Rachel and Her Children is an unforgettable record of the desperate voices of men, women, and especially children caught up in a nightmarish situation that tears at the hearts of readers. With record numbers of homeless children and adults flooding the nation’s shelters, Rachel and Her Children offers a look at homelessness that resonates even louder today.

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780307345899
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - August 15th, 2006