The Hole We're In by Gabrielle Zevin

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In general, it's bad form to discuss money with acquaintances, but what about family? The Pomeroy's have mounting credit card debt, a daughter demanding a sumptuous wedding, a father who quits working to go back to college and a mother who is tempted to open yet another account in her oldest son's good record.

Fast forward ten years to the life of Patsy, the youngest daughter who enlisted in the armed forces to pay for college and returns from Iraq to find her husband has squandered away everything she's earned. And, because of how she was discharged, she isn't even eligible for the GI Bill. This is a relevant tale about class and culture in America and how people struggle to get out of the holes they're in...and, although it's not typically polite to discuss money issues, this novel is rich with book group possibilities. Check catalog for availability.

- Submitted by Jacki @ MPL Central


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