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January Book Club
Empire of Pain:
The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
by Patrick Radden Keefe
Note: There will be no Book Club meeting in December. See special details for the January Book Club meeting below.
The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions: Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oxford, the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations to the arts and sciences. The source of the family fortune was vague, however, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing OxyContin, a blockbuster painkiller that was a catalyst for the opioid crisis.
Empire of Pain is a masterpiece of narrative reporting and writing, exhaustively documented and ferociously compelling.
Meeting Location. The January Book Club will again gather in the meeting room of RiverPlace Apartments, located at 1 RiverPlace Dr., La Crosse, which is adjacent to International Friendship Gardens. Participants should enter through the front entrance and press "18" on the entryway intercom. Parking is available in front of the building or in the International Friendship Gardens parking lot in back.
Registration. Since this meeting is indoors and therefore not subject to weather restrictions, there will be no back-up Zoom link. Although registration for this in-person meeting will not be required, participants are encouraged to register if they wish to receive an event reminder as well as any potential updates to meeting information.
Copies of the Book. Anyone interested in reading one of the available ILL copies of the book can contact Maureen after December 15 at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact:
Monday, January 30, 2023, 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
RiverPlace Apartments meeting room
1 Riverplace Dr.
La Crosse, WI 54601
Registration is recommended