The Place You Love is Gone
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By (author) Melissa Holbrook Pierson
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Place You Love is Gone by Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Book DescriptionHas the futureever more people with their houses, stores, roads, and sprawlbeen wrecking your past? Melissa Holbrook Pierson, with unalloyed insight, elucidates how it feels to lose that landscape of home. In the past twenty years, like countless towns it resembles, Akron, Ohio, has lost its singularity, and much of what native-daughter Pierson loves about it. She then moves to Hoboken, New Jersey, a forgotten appendage of New Yorkuntil stockbrokers discover it. Finally, she speaks of rural areas, telling of the thousands of upstate New Yorkers displaced by city reservoirs. A unique book uniquely of our moment: This is what it feels like to lose the place you love.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393329285
(211mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Secret History of Kindness, Hardback (May 2015)
An intimate, surprising look at man's best friend and what the leading philosophies of dog training teach us about ourselves.
Man Who Would Stop at Nothing, Paperback (November 2012)
"Pierson is an even better writer than she is a rider."-Boston Globe
Dark Horses and Black Beauties, Paperback (April 2002)
Explores the fascination and romance that horses hold for girls and women. Melissa Pierson writes about the obsession with tackle and boots, the willingness to get dirty, to live with manure and hay, to polish leather until it shines. The book is also a fine piece of writing about the horse and its history with humans.
Perfect Vehicle, Paperback (May 1998)» View all books by Melissa Holbrook Pierson
"This book, a polished, winding meditation on the theory and fractiousness of motorcycles, celebrates both their eccentric history and the wary pleasures of touring."-The New Yorker
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Author Biography - Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Melissa Holbrook Pierson is the author of The Perfect Vehicle, The Place You Love Is Gone, Dark Horses and Black Beauties, and The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing and The Secret History of Kindness. She lives in Shokan, New York.
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