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Nomadland : surviving America in the twenty-first century

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"From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon's CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves "workampers." In a secondhand vehicle she christens "Van Halen," Jessica Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects more intimately. Accompanying her irrepressible protagonist, Linda May, and others, from campground toilet cleaning to warehouse product scanning to desert reunions, then moving on to the dangerous work of beet harvesting, Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy--one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, she celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these quintessential Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive. Like Linda May, who dreams of finding land on which to build her own sustainable "Earthship" home, they have not given up hope."--Jacket flap.

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Avon Free Library 331.398 BRU (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52113300567045
Available
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Clyde-Savannah Public Library 331.398 Bruder (Text)
New Materials
52116300771269
Checked out
09/30/2021
Lyons Public Library 331.398 BRU (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52141300484002
Checked out
10/04/2021
Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica 331.3 BRUD (Text)
New Books
52149100601881
Checked out
09/22/2021
Victor Farmington Library 331.3 BRU (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52128300804982
Available
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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo 331.398 BRU (Text)
Adult New Nonfiction
52150300583044
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Williamson Public Library 331.3 BRU (Text)
Adult New Materials
52152300791304
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua 331.398 BRU (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002954567
Checked out
10/05/2021
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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