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   The American Dream has always included the idea of satisfying employment and upward mobility, but a new book by Deepak Singh sketches out a less rosy reality.

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Notes From the Working Class: My Small Book

The Yonkers Carnegie Library was commonly held to be the most beautiful building in the city. I remember the library sat high on the hill and seemed to see the far corners of the world, beyond the Hudson River. The library took Yonkers for what it was—a city hovering in an undefined limbo, blurring the distinction among urban, suburban, and rural; and the rich, middle and working-classes, and the poor; and the people, black, brown, and white.


Robin Lindley interviews Blaine Harden Author of Murder at the Mission

The Whitman lie is a timeless reminder that in America a good story has an insidious way of trumping a true one, especially if that story confirms our virtue, congratulates our pluck, and enshrines our status as God’s chosen people. - Blaine Harden, Murder at the Mission

 


Discussion Guide Published to Accompany Yonkers Trilogy

Yonkers Beats: A Discussion Guide has been released is to address the controversial issues in Patricia Vaccarino’s Yonkers Trilogy. The guide is intended for use by teachers, book clubs—or anyone who wants—to examine controversial topics that engender difficult conversations. 


Patricia Vaccarino Author Chat June 22 Yonkers Public Library

The Yonkers Public Library hosts Patricia Vaccarino in author chat via zoom on Thursday, June 22.


Decline of Stories About the Urban Working Class

According to author Patricia Vaccarino, “I keep a very close eye on what is being published. My Yonkers Trilogy did not fit the current needs of agents or publishers. Stories about the urban working-class are not welcome at this time.”