Home Town

Kidder, Tracy (Book - 1999)
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Home Town
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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 Townmakes 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.
Authors: Kidder, Tracy
Title: Home town
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xiv, 349 p. ;,25 cm.
Local Note: 35 53 97 102 109 129 133 138 148 152 182 188 198 203 210 211 222 224 231 243 250 264 268 270 272 274
ISBN: 0679455884
Statement of Responsibility: Tracy Kidder
Subject Headings: Northampton (Mass.) Biography. Northampton (Mass.) Social conditions. Northampton (Mass.) History. Police Massachusetts Northampton Biography. City and town life United States Case studies.
Topical Term: Police
City and town life
LCCN: 99013614
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