Hillbilly Elegy is the 2017-18 selection for Go Big Read, UW-Madison's common reading program. It is also the November book selection for the Kilbourn Public Library Book Discussion. Written by J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy offers a broad look at the poor white working class in a small Appalachian town. The author draws upon his own life experiences to help paint a picture of a working class that has lost faith in upward social mobility. It is an illuminating memoir and work of social history that is sure tospur an engaging discussion. We will be discussing this book on Monday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 29 at 1:30 p.m. Both discussions will be held at the library. Copies of the book are available at the library and on the bookmobile. Everyone is Welcome. If yo ucannot make it to the meeting in person you are welcome to participate in the online discussion at kplbookclub.blogspot. com. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Go Big Read Program is designed to engage members of the campus community and beyond in an academically focused reading experience.