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Read Across Lawrence: Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town

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Join us for an evening in conversation with Nick Reding, journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller Methland. Nick Reding spent four years in the small rural town of Oelwein, Iowa, with a mission to chronicle meth abuse in this real-life Winter's Bone story. Once a railroad, meat-packing and farming hub, Oelwein has been battered by the Farm Crisis and decimated by job losses. More recently, record amounts of methamphetamine are available on Oelwein's streets -- just like thousands of other small towns across the United States.

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