The Unsettlers by Mark Sundeen audiobook

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

By Mark Sundeen
Read by Mark Sundeen

Penguin Audio
10.86 Hours 1
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“An in-depth and compelling account of diverse Americans living off the grid.” —Los Angeles Times The radical search for the simple life in today’s America. On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night, bound for a homestead they've purchased, sight unseen. Meanwhile, a horticulturist, heir to the Great Migration that brought masses of African Americans to Detroit, and her husband, a product of the white flight from it, have turned to urban farming to revitalize the blighted city they both love. And near Missoula, Montana, a couple who have been at the forefront of organic farming for decades 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 and what inspired each of them to look for -- or create -- a better existence. Captivating and clear-eyed, it dares us to imagine what a sustainable, ethical, authentic future might actually look like.

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An Amazon Best Book of the Month for January 2017

“An in-depth and compelling account of diverse Americans living off the grid.” —Los Angeles Times The radical search for the simple life in today’s America. On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night, bound for a homestead they've purchased, sight unseen. Meanwhile, a horticulturist, heir to the Great Migration that brought masses of African Americans to Detroit, and her husband, a product of the white flight from it, have turned to urban farming to revitalize the blighted city they both love. And near Missoula, Montana, a couple who have been at the forefront of organic farming for decades 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 and what inspired each of them to look for -- or create -- a better existence. Captivating and clear-eyed, it dares us to imagine what a sustainable, ethical, authentic future might actually look like.

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Editorial Reviews

“Mark Sundeen offers a journalistically rigorous and personally felt account of three back-to-the-land farming families…He conveys his passion in what is a passionate story.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Mark Sundeen

Author Bio: Mark Sundeen

Mark Sundeen is the author of several books, including The Man Who Quit Money, and the coauthor of North by Northwestern, which was a Wall Street Journal bestseller. He has taught fiction and nonfiction in the MFA creative-writing programs at the University of New Mexico and Southern New Hampshire University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 10.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English