Legally Reading Book Club

Legally Reading

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Legally Reading: A Joint Book Discussion Group

Strangers in Their Own Land

Legally Reading: Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochshield

Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochshield. In Strangers in Their Own Land, the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country - a stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who strongly oppose many of the ideas she famously champions, Hochschild nevertheless finds common ground and quickly warms to the people she meets.

Read our next selection and join us on Tuesday June 9, 2020 We will meet virtually by videoconference for this session. For information on how to access the videoconference, email

The full list of the remaining titles and dates for 2019-20 is:

Tuesday June 9:  "Strangers in Their Own Land" by Arlie Russell Hochshield

Our original June selection, "The Beautiful Struggle" will be moved to the fall.  More details to follow.   



For more information, contact Library Director Gail Wechsler at 314-622-4470 or  Also look for additional information here