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Home Town
Home Town
Author: Tracy Kidder
In this splendid program, 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. Tracy Kidder reveals how, beneath its amiable surface, a small town is a place of startling complexity. He explores what it takes t...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781559352970
ISBN-10: 1559352973
Publication Date: 4/1999
Edition: Abridged
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Soundelux Audio Publishing
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1
If you've ever been to Northampton, or NoHo as we called it when I went to school at UMass, Amherst, this is an awesome book. Even if you haven't, it's still a great read!
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I lived in Northampton for quite a few years and knew some of the "characters" in this book. It made for quite an interesting read. I enjoyed Kidder's view of Noho.
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this is a great book. Very colorful and full of interesting knowledge. I love it.
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Helpful Score: 1
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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