Summer Reading: Book Discussion & Film Screening of "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk"
The Texas Municipal League's (TML) Read Across Texas program encourages communities to engage in tough but important conversations about what happens when veterans come home. Libraries across Texas are participating in this inaugural effort to engage in a dialogue with the brave men and women who serve our country about what happens during their transition back home. This program is for adults. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain A razor-sharp satire set in Texas during America's war in Iraq, it explores the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad. Ben Fountain’s remarkable debut novel follows the surviving members of the heroic Bravo Squad through one exhausting stop in their media-intensive "Victory Tour" at Texas Stadium. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and a finalist for the National Book Award.
Date & Time
July 1, 2017