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In this fascinating book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder takes us inside the everyday workings of Northampton, Massachusetts — a place that seems to personify the typical American hometown. Kidder unveils the complex drama behind the seemingly ordinary lives of Northampton's residents. And out of these stories he creates a splendid, startling portrait of a town, in a narrative that gracefully travels among past and present, public and private, joy and sorrow.

A host of real people are alive in these pages: a tycoon with a crippling ailment; a criminal whom the place has beguiled, a genial and merciful judge, a single mother struggling to start a new life at Smith College; and, at the center, a policeman who patrols the streets of his beloved hometown with a stern yet endearing brand of morality — and who is about to discover the peril of spending a whole life in one small place. Their stories take us behind the town's facades and reveal how individuals shape the social conscience of a community. Home Town is an unflinching yet lovingly rendered account of how a traditional American town endures and evolves at the turn of the millenniums.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671785215
Author:
Kidder, Tracy
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
American
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Northampton
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
104-410
Publication Date:
May 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 13.335 oz

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History and Social Science » American Studies » General
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