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Home Town by Tracy Kidder 0671785214 9780671785215
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Home Town by Tracy Kidder

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 Northamptons 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 towns facades and reveal how individuals shape the social conscience of a community.Home Townis an unflinching yet lovingly rendered account of how a traditional American town endures and evolves at the turn of the millenniums.

Author: Tracy Kidder

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 464

Publisher: Washington Square Press

Publication Date: 2000-05-01

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ISBN: 0671785214


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