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Unsettlers, The In Search of the Good Life in Today's America

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    Mark Sundeen(Author)

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A classically trained opera singer and her husband, a former marine biologist, set out by train for a homestead they've purchased in rural Missouri. Meanwhile, a horticulturist and her husband have turned to urban farming to revitalise the blighted city they both love. And in Montana, a couple of longtime organic farmers 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.

"You say you want a revolution? These stories of "unsettlers" striving to lead more simple lives are an inspiration as well as a dose of reality on how difficult that can be. This is an important book."--Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia

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  • PDF | 336 pages
  • Mark Sundeen(Author)
  • Riverhead; Reprint edition (11 Jan. 2018)
  • English
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  • By Alex on 28 February 2017

    Most of the characters described in this book won't get to read these words because they are made of electricity, but the author is the rarest of things; a self-deprecating hippy with a sense of humour. I bought this on the back of an extract in Vice magazine which is, ironically, aimed primarily at the kind of well-meaning but comfort-loving people that get right up the noses of the dedicated 'authentic existence' folk the book describes. When we think how we'd like to get back to nature, the author forces us to question what that really means (washing in ponds and standing in circles chanting affirmations are steps too far for me).But characters like Olivia who manage to grow sprouts on the lawn while fending off gun-toting crack dealers are inspirational, and show us that individuals really can be catalysts of change.If you like gardening, Detroit, Wisley RHS, hippies, luddites, or just wonder what it would be like no longer to work behind a screen, this should be next on your reading list.

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