Beach Reads: “Evicted (Poverty and Profit in the American City)”

By Matthew Desmond
2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner; Non-Fiction
Publication Date: March 1, 2016

“A groundbreaking work on the central role of housing in the lives of the poor.” Desmond spent two years embedded with eight poor families and delivers a gripping, novelistic narrative on the ceaseless cycle of “making rent, delaying eviction, or finding another place to live when homeless,” a fact that is now commonplace for millions of Americans each year of every race and age. Not “light-reading for the beach,” but this stunning and remarkable book demands a wide audience. “We have failed to fully appreciate how deeply housing is implicated in the creation of poverty,” and, “All this suffering is shameful and unnecessary,” writes the author.

You can find this book and many other great reads at Cape Atlantic Book Company, located at 421 Washington Street Mall, Cape May, in the Center City Mall on the second floor, at the top of the escalator. For book availability and other information, call (609) 846-7688.

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