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Publisher Comments:

In this splendid book, one of America's masters of nonfiction takes us home--into Hometown, U.S.A., the town of Northampton, Massachusetts, and into the extraordinary, and the ordinary, lives that people live there. As Tracy Kidder reveals how, beneath its amiable surface, a small town is a place of startling complexity, he also explores what it takes to make a modern small city a success story. Weaving together compelling stories of individual lives, delving into a rich and varied past, moving among all the levels of Northampton's social hierarchy, Kidder reveals the sheer abundance of life contained within a town's narrow boundaries. Does the kind of small town that many Americans came from, and long for, still exist? Kidder says yes, although not quite in the form we may imagine. A book about civilization in microcosm, Home Town makes us marvel afresh at the wonder of individuality, creativity, and civic order--how a disparate group of individuals can find common cause and a code of values that transforms a place into a home. And this book makes you feel you live there.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-349).

About the Author

Tracy Kidder graduated from Harvard, studied at the University of Iowa, and served as an army officer in Vietnam. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and many other literary prizes. He lives in Massachusetts and Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679455882
Author:
Kidder, Tracy
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
History
Subject:
American
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
City and town life -- United States -- Case studies.
Subject:
Police officers -- Massachusetts -- Northampton -- Biography.
Subject:
Northampton
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 339-349.
Publication Date:
May 1999
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
349
Dimensions:
9.52x6.40x1.27 in. 1.43 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Americana » Massachusetts
History and Social Science » Americana » Northeast
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » General

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