Eliza Griswold - Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

For the poor rural community of Amity, Pennsylvania, the money offered by energy companies who wanted the rights to the town’s abundant natural gas was a dream come true. Then, as animals began to die and people developed mysterious illnesses, the dream became a nightmare. In this eye-opening exposé of the social and environmental costs of fracking, Griswold, who won the J. Anthony Lukas Prize for The Tenth Parallel, tells the story of one woman’s crusade to uncover corporate malfeasance. The book follows lifelong Amity resident Stacey Haney as she took her case to court, mediated her bitterly divided community, and eventually reshaped its attitudes toward big business.

This event is presented in partnership with PEN America.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374103118
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Farrar Straus and Giroux - June 12th, 2018

Share this