One Book One Marin



Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning of the American Right, by renowned Berkeley sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild and a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award, is the 2018 One Book One Marin selection. It is a compelling read, exploring the division between the political left and right in the United States. Who are the members of the Tea Party in Louisiana? Why do they continue to vote for policies that ultimately harm them? Arlie Hochschild left her liberal enclave, traveled to Louisiana, talked to members of the Tea Party and listened to their stories. This is her report back. 

Join us as we dig in and attempt to understand and empathize.

The One Book One Marin Launch Party will take place at Book Passage in Corte Madera at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, to kick off the celebration and introduce the author.

Supporting events at our branch libraries include:

  • Discussions led by Dominican University faculty about the political divide in our country and the influence of Christian evangelical groups on the environment
  • Screenings of The Big Fix, a documentary investigating the BP oil spill and illustrating the ongoing situation of corporate apathy and lax political enforcement of environmental regulations affecting the region
  • And lots of book group meetings for you to explore the ideas in the book, including a Skype conversation with a book club in New Orleans!

And--make sure to attend one of the performances of Cajun and old-time Creole music. Share the culture and lift your spirits. For a complete listing of events visit:

One Book One Marin is a community-wide book club. It is a partnership of the Marin County Free Library, city and college libraries of Marin, Book Passage, and the Institute for Leadership Studies at Dominican University of California.