Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Nonfiction. George Packer gives voice to Americans grappling with a transformed nation in this panoramic, deeply felt portrait of small towns and once-thriving cities on the decline. Our reviewer Brooke Allen found in Packer’s true stories “the expansive fictional techniques of Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo.”
About the Writer
James Mustich is the author of the new book 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List. A veteran bookseller, he was a founder, and for twenty years publisher, of the book catalogue A Common Reader, and later the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Barnes & Noble Review.