The Unsettlers

The Unsettlers

In Search of the Good Life in Today's America

Book - 2017
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Penguin Putnam
“An in-depth and compelling account of diverse Americans living off the grid.” —Los Angeles Times

The radical search for the simple life in today’s America.

On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night, bound for a homestead they've purchased, sight unseen. Meanwhile, a horticulturist, heir to the Great Migration that brought masses of African Americans to Detroit, and her husband, a product of the white flight from it, have turned to urban farming to revitalize the blighted city they both love. And near Missoula, Montana, a couple who have been at the forefront of organic farming for decades navigate what it means to live and raise a family ethically.   

A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest, The Unsettlers traces the search for the simple life through the stories of these new pioneers and what inspired each of them to look for -- or create -- a better existence. Captivating and clear-eyed, it dares us to imagine what a sustainable, ethical, authentic future might actually look like.

Baker & Taylor
In a world of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest, the author chronicles the quest for the simple life through both the stories of three very different couples and the visionaries, ascetics and artists that inspired each of them to create a sustainable, ethical and authentic existence.

Baker
& Taylor

Traces the search for the simple life, sharing stories of modern day pioneers looking for a better existence.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2017
ISBN: 9781594631580
Branch Call Number: 640 SUN 2017
Characteristics: pages cm

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