July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
An enjoyable hour with an informal dinner and interactive book discussion!
Please join us for our July Humboldt Reads! It will be held on Thursday, July 19, 5:30 pm at Pasquales in Humboldt, IA. Attendees pay for their meal choice, and no pre-registration or monthly commitment is required.
This month’s selection is The Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Barry.
“The people of Atalissa will tell you right off: Those Henry’s boys never complained. They’d mingle at the coffee hour after church, or browse at the minimart, or eat another community supper in the fire station, some of them prattling on about county fairs and NASCAR and Hawkeyes football. But they never whined. Never said boo about living in the same building and doing the same work at the same pay year after year.
But why didn’t the men complain? It is the same facile questions that arises in cases of domestic violence, workplace harassment, and school-yard bullying. The question comes from a position of doubt, at a safe distance: Sure, these guys had – what’s it called now? Right. So these guys had “intellectual disability.” But how would that stop them from complaining if they were being mistreated?
One answer could be that the bunkhouse boys believed that they had nowhere else to go.”
Note: Please return your copy by its due date so others may enjoy this month’s selection. Attend Humboldt Reads! and you are welcome to a copy of the book by stopping in the library and requesting a copy after joining our discussion.
If you have questions,
please call Julie Larsen
at the Humboldt Public Library.