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Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis / J.D. Vance.

Vance, J. D. (author.).
Large Print Book Large Print Book (2017)
Description: 381 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017
7 of 15 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
2 current holds with 15 total copies.
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Beverly Farms Adult Large Print Nonfiction Large Print HD 8073 .V37 A3 2016 (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Large Print Nonfiction Large Print HD 8073 .V37 A3 2016 (Text to Phone) Checked out 02/14/2019
Danvers Adult Large Print Nonfiction (1st Floor) Large Print HD 8073 V37 A3 2016b (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Large Print Nonfiction (1st Floor) Large Print Biography / Vance, J. D. (Text to Phone) On holds shelf -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult Large Print Non-Fiction 305.562/Vance (Text to Phone) Checked out 02/14/2019
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Lynn Adult Large Print Nonfiction Large Print/ 920/Vance (Text to Phone) Checked out 02/13/2019
Lynnfield Adult Large Print Large Print HD 8073 .V37 A3 2016 (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Large Type Nonfiction LARGE TYPE 305.562 VANCE 2016 (Text to Phone) Checked out 02/14/2019
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  • ISBN: 141049666X
  • ISBN: 9781410496669
  • Edition: Large print edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-379).
Summary: Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, provides an account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.'s grandparents were "dirt poor and in love," and moved north from Kentucky's Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance's grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America.
Alternate Title: Memoir of a family and culture in crisis
Citation: Vance, J D. "Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis." Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
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