Using the human story of the family-run Midwestern chain Heinen's as an anchor, the narrative dives into the mysterious world of supermarkets and the ways in which we produce, consume, and distribute food. Grocery examines how rapidly supermarkets-and our food and culture-have changed since the days of your friendly neighborhood grocer. But rather than waxing nostalgic for the age of mom-and-pop shops, Ruhlman seeks to understand how our food needs have shifted since the mid-twentieth century, and how these needs mirror our cultural ones.
The Big Library Read is a “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook at the same time. The 2018 summer selection is: Cowboy Pride by Lacy Williams. This wild west version of Pride and Prejudice was selected through popular vote by OverDrive readers from around the world.
The Big Library Read runs from July 9 through 23, and during this time OverDrive offers unlimited checkouts on the title. No hold list and no waiting!