Yaddo and Northshire Bookstore are pleased to present journalist Jessica Bruder and her new book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century, a revelatory work of in-depth narrative journalism about a new American workforce and a shift away from retirement as we know it. From the beet fields of North Dakota to the wilderness campgrounds of California to an Amazon warehouse in Texas, people who once might have kicked back to enjoy their sunset years are hard at work. Underwater on mortgages or finding that Social Security comes up short, they’re hitting the road in astonishing numbers, forming a new community of nomads. Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of both the economy’s dark underbelly and the extraordinary resilience, creativity, and hope of these hardworking Americans—many of them single women—who have traded rootedness for the dream of a better life. Please join us for this special evening!