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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir Of A Family And Culture In Crisis
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THE   #1  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER IS NOW A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD AND STARRING AMY ADAMS, GLENN CLOSE, AND GABRIEL BASSO "You will not read a more important book about America this year. "— The Economist "A…
American Fire: Love, Arson, And Life In A Vanishing Land
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The arsons started on a cold November midnight and didn’t stop for months. Night after night, the people of Accomack County waited to see which building would burn down next, regarding each other at first with compassion, and later suspicion. Vigilante…
The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life Of A Double Murder In Appalachia
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*** A NEW YORK TIMES "100 Notable Books of 2020" *** A stunning, complex narrative about the fractured legacy of a decades-old double murder in rural West Virginia -- and the writer determined to put the pieces back together.In the early…
Cultivating Community: Women And Agricultural Fairs In Ontario
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For close to two hundred years, families and individuals across Ontario have travelled down country roads and gathered to enjoy seasonal agricultural fairs. Though some features of township and county fairs have endured for generations, these community events…
A Fortunate Man: The Story Of A Country Doctor
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In this quietly revolutionary work of social observation and medical philosophy, Booker Prize-winning writer John Berger and the photographer Jean Mohr train their gaze on an English country doctor and find a universal man--one who has taken it upon himself to…
The Community In Rural America

The Community In Rural America

by Kenneth P. Wilkinson

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|February 28, 1991

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Far from being the bucolic paradise that is often imagined, the rural areas of this country are afflicted with chronic economic hardship, severe forms of alienation, and the lack of a foundation for community development or for the enhancement of economic,…
The Natural Storyteller: Wildlife Tales For Telling
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Georgiana Keable introduces us to a staggering wealth of world stories all about nature and our role as humans in it. These are traditional stories that have stood the test of time. They often speak of something universal or enduring about our experience and…
Beyond the Rural-Urban Divide: Cross-Continental Perspectives on the Differentiated Countryside and…
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The rural-urban dichotomy is one of the most influential figures of thought in history, laying the foundation for academic disciplines such as rural and urban sociology. The dichotomy rests on the assumption that rural and urban areas differ fundamentally. By the…
War in the Country: How the Fight to Save Rural Life Will Shape Our Future
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Rural life in North America has changed dramatically since the days of the family farm, when people worked the same land for generations, let their cows graze in pastures and their chickens scratch in dirt, and sold their produce locally. The few remaining small…
The Quiet Zone: Unraveling The Mystery Of A Town Suspended In Silence

The Quiet Zone: Unraveling The Mystery Of A Town Suspended In Silence

by Stephen Kurczy

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|August 3, 2021

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In this riveting account of an area of Appalachia known as the Quiet Zone where cell phones and WiFi are banned, journalist Stephen Kurczy explores the pervasive role of technology in our lives and the innate human need for quiet. “Captures the complex…
Right to Be Rural

Right to Be Rural

by Karen R. Foster

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|February 18, 2022

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