The Unsettlers

The Unsettlers

In Search of the Good Life in Today's America

Book - 2016
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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 three families of 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.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781594631580
Branch Call Number: 640 SUN 2016
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 24 cm


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Mar 09, 2017

Is "radical simplicity" possible anymore? Sundeen writes of friends who have put their all into living off the land in integrity with their beliefs. The hard work and living with little is not for everyone. Readers can take from it the need to be more conscious in how we use resources, where our food comes from, what it takes to grow and transport our food. Individual stories take place in Detroit, Missoula, and areas that homesteaders and intentional communities have succeeded and failed.

Cynthia_N Mar 02, 2017

Sundeen seeks out the stories of people who believe in a simpler way of life. Well, sort of simpler, it is clear by the stories that simpler is a lot more hard work! As someone who longs for chickens and a garden I found these stories inspiring. I don't want a lifestyle as extreme as some of these but I did enjoy reading about them.

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