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We're talking about "The Old Neighborhood"

By Bill Hillmann.

Bill grew up in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago & this new novel is his account of growing up with gangs, violence and getting away.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-04-11/features/chi-old-neighborhood-bill-hillmann-20140411_1_joe-walsh-printers-row-journal-old-neighborhood

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  • Sheryl W.

    The consensus was that TON was a gritty, difficult read due to the street gang language & violent depictions. However, we felt the book was an eye opener and a worthwhile read. Reactions ranged from hated the book to loved the book.

    August 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have not been feeling well all day. Will not be able to come. Have a good discussion!

    August 20, 2014

    • Sheryl W.

      Sorry to hear, hope you're feeling better.

      August 21, 2014

  • Brenda

    Can't make it, late work night but I look forward to next book selection. Have fun all !

    1 · August 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. I requested the book from the library and it's in transit. Would it be okay if I'm not completely finished and still attend the meeting?

    August 10, 2014

    • Sheryl W.

      If you can get a least a 1/4 into the book, you'll get a feel for Hillman's writing style & the tone of the book. So that's fine, Kandice. Hopefully you'll get further into the book.

      August 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. I'm excited to come back to the group. I may be a few minutes late, but I'll try to be on time. Looking forward to meeting everyone

    1 · July 31, 2014

  • Jay

    We will be delivering our youngest to Iowa State U. I am looking forward to an empty nest; at least until the kids return.

    1 · July 17, 2014

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