The Place You Love Is Gone: Progress Hits Home

The Place You Love Is Gone: Progress Hits Home

by Melissa Holbrook Pierson
     
 

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"Smart and defiant. Rich with characters and anecdote and heart. A great success." —Anthony Swofford, New York Times Book Review
Has the futureever more people with their houses, stores, roads, and sprawlbeen wrecking your past? Melissa Holbrook Pierson, with unalloyed insight, elucidates how it feels to lose that landscape of home. In the past twenty years

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"Smart and defiant. Rich with characters and anecdote and heart. A great success." —Anthony Swofford, New York Times Book Review
Has the futureever more people with their houses, stores, roads, and sprawlbeen wrecking your past? Melissa Holbrook Pierson, with unalloyed insight, elucidates how it feels to lose that landscape of home. In the past twenty years, like countless towns it resembles, Akron, Ohio, has lost its singularity, and much of what native-daughter Pierson loves about it. She then moves to Hoboken, New Jersey, a forgotten appendage of New Yorkuntil stockbrokers discover it. Finally, she speaks of rural areas, telling of the thousands of upstate New Yorkers displaced by city reservoirs.
A unique book uniquely of our moment: This is what it feels like to lose the place you love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393329285
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/08/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Melissa Holbrook Pierson is the author of The Perfect Vehicle, The Place You Love Is Gone, Dark Horses and Black Beauties, and The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing and The Secret History of Kindness. She lives in Shokan, New York.

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