Virtual Non Fiction Book Club: American Fire by Monica Hesse
Seekonk, MA – Join us for a lively discussion of American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse through Zoom on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 6:00 pm. Register in the Events Calendar at www.seekonkpl.org to receive an invitation to the Zoom call approximately one hour before the start time. The title is available digitally through Overdrive, or you may pick up a print copy at the library.
A New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year. “Monica Hesse spent years investigating the story, emerging with breathtaking portraits of the arsonists―troubled addict Charlie Smith and his girlfriend, Tonya Bundick. Tracing the shift in their relationship from true love to crime spree, Hesse also conjures the once-thriving coastal community, decimated by a punishing economy and increasingly suspicious of their neighbors as the culprits remained at large. Weaving the story into the history of arson in the United States, the critically acclaimed American Fire re-creates the anguished nights this quiet county lit up in flames, evoking a microcosm of rural America―a land half-gutted before the fires began.” - from Amazon
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