WilmU Book Club

October 2019  |  Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America

Thursday, October 17, 2019  |  12:30 PM

- Pratt Student Center, New Castle
- Online through Zoom

Please join the WilmU Book Club for a discussion on Deborah and James Fallows’ book, Our Towns. Students, Faculty, Alumni and Staff are all welcome!

RSVP to reserve your spot today!

Students, Staff and Faculty members can borrow a copy of the book from the Delaware Library Catalog
. Click on 'Place Hold' to have the book sent to the Wilmington University Library in New Castle.

Can't make it in person? You can attend online via Zoom!

ourtowns book cover


Since 2013, Deborah and James Fallows have traveled to small communities in every part of the country that have faced economic shocks, political crises, or other serious hardships. Each place they went, they talked with teachers, business creators, mayors, religious leaders, students, artists and architects, librarians, and others involved in shaping their community’s future. Our Towns is the story of their journey—and an account of a country busy remaking itself.

Article from The Atlantic: theatlantic.com/our-towns


James Fallows is a longtime correspondent for The Atlantic magazine. He has written 12 books and won the American Book Award, the National Magazine Award, and a documentary Emmy. He has also done extensive commentary on National Public Radio.

Deborah Fallows is a writer, linguist and fellow at New America. She has written extensively on language, education, families and work, China, and travel for The Atlantic, National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, The LA Times, and The Washington Monthly.

This month’s book club is an official Book Circle of the Delaware Community Foundation. The authors of Our Towns are coming to Wilmington, DE to give a presentation during DCF’s Building Opportunity Keynote eventRegister here to attend in person. Free video live streams will be available at the Laurel & Lewes Public Libraries.