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Home Town
Home Town
Author: Tracy Kidder
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...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780679455882
ISBN-10: 0679455884
Publication Date: 4/20/1999
Pages: 349
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3.8 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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I enjoyed this book, but only because my mother-in-law grew up there and we pass through the towns of Northampton and Florence often. This book is more like a series of snapshots into the lives of several town residents - there's no one story, other than one part that centers around a police officer from childhood throughout his career on the force. I kept expecting something to "tie it all together", but this really isn't the type of book that has one definitive plot or story line. Interesting read if you have a connection to this or some other similar small town.
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