Braving Home: Dispatches from the Underwater Town, the Lava-Side Inn, and Other Extreme LocalesJake Halpern
Funny, moving, and utterly unique, Braving Home introduces us to five unforgettable modern American pioneers. When Jake Halpern was a cub reporter, he became obsessed with stories about “some outlandish and often hellish place inhabited by a handful of stalwarts who refused to leave.” His fellow reporters joked with him and nicknamed him the Bad Homes Correspondent. But the more he learned about these people, the more he was drawn to them.
Determined to understand their fierce devotion to home, Halpern set off on a journey to five of the most punishing towns in America. Braving Home is his irresistible portrait of these hometowns and his friendships with their most loyal residents.
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|genre||Field Guide » Travel and Nomadism|
|publish date||June 7, 2004|
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