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Date:
March 11, 2021
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:
Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.
Address:
Hingham, MA 02043
Contact:
Reference Desk: 781-741-1405 x1404
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Evening With the Author: Charles Wheelan presents We Came, We Saw, We Left: A Family Gap Year

Thursday, March 11, 2021

What would happen if you quit your life for a year? In a pre–COVID world, the Wheelan family decided to find out; leaving behind work, school, and even the family dogs to travel the world on a modest budget. Equal parts "how-to" and "how-not-to"—and with an eye toward a world emerging from a pandemic—We Came, We Saw, We Left is the insightful and often hilarious account of one family’s gap-year experiment. Don't miss this terrific event!

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In We Came, We Saw, We Left Wheelan paints a picture of adventure and connectivity, juggling themes of local politics, global economics, and family dynamics while exploring questions like: How do you sneak out of a Peruvian town that has been barricaded by the local army? And where can you get treatment for a flesh-eating bacteria your daughter picked up two continents ago? 

Charles Wheelan has written multiple books, been a correspondent for The Economist, and is currently a senior lecturer at Dartmouth College. He lives in Hanover, NH.

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