A Summer Read
A Summer Read is a collective multi-county read for adults over the summer months. The event, which runs May through September, brings the local community together with a contemporary book topic about health and wellness. Books will remain available at Lebanon County Public Libraries after September. This initiative is sponsored by Wellspan: Aligning Forces for Quality – South Central PA and WITF Transforming Health Series.
2018 Summer Read
Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America—addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.
Written by Sam Quinones, this book weaves together two riveting tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been a catastrophic opiate epidemic.
Introducing a memorable cast of characters—pharma pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, and parents —Quinones shows how these tales fit together.
Dreamland is a revelatory account of the corrosive threat facing America and its heartland.
Check out the print edition of Dreamland at any of the Lebanon County Public Libraries or read the digital e-book on OverDrive. OverDrive is available on your computer or through the app