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Amity and Prosperity - One Family and the Fracturing of America - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 2019... Amity and Prosperity - One Family and the Fracturing of America - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 2019 (Paperback)
Eliza Griswold 1
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Amity and Prosperity - One Family and the Fracturing of America (Paperback): Eliza Griswold Amity and Prosperity - One Family and the Fracturing of America (Paperback)
Eliza Griswold
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Amity and Prosperity - One Family and the Fracturing of America (Hardcover): Eliza Griswold Amity and Prosperity - One Family and the Fracturing of America (Hardcover)
Eliza Griswold
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In Amity and Prosperity, the prize winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold exposes the tattered edges of the social fabric in rural America. In a work rich with narrative suspense, she explores the volatile personalities and politics of a small Allegheny town that has an abundance of natural gas but no municipal water supply. The result is a definitive guide to the fracking debate, and to the larger social and environmental hazards that are upending rural America. Stacey Haney, a lifelong resident of Amity, Pennsylvania, is struggling to support her children when the fracking boom comes to town. Like most of her neighbours, she sees the energy companies' payments as a windfall. Soon trucks are rumbling down her unpaved road and a fenced-off fracking site rises on adjacent land. But her annoyance gives way to concern and then to fear as domestic animals and pets begin dying and mysterious illnesses strike her family - despite the companies' insistence that nothing is wrong. Griswold masterfully chronicles Haney's transformation into an unlikely whistle-blower as she launches her own investigation into corporate wrong doing. As she takes her case to court, Haney inadvertently reveals the complex rifts in her community and begins to reshape its attitudes toward outsiders, corporations, and the federal government. Amity and Prosperity uses her gripping and moving tale to show the true costs of our energy infrastructure and to illuminate the predicament of rural America in the twenty-first century.

I Am the Beggar of the World (Paperback): Eliza Griswold I Am the Beggar of the World (Paperback)
Eliza Griswold
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An eye-opening collection of clandestine poems by Afghan women

Because my love's American,
blisters blossom on my heart.
Afghans revere poetry, particularly the high literary forms that derive from Persian or Arabic. But the poem above is a folk couplet--a "landay," an ancient oral and anonymous form created by and for mostly illiterate people: the more than 20 million Pashtun women who span the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. War, separation, homeland, love--these are the subjects of "landays," which are brutal and spare, can be remixed like rap, and are powerful in that they make no attempts to be literary. From Facebook to drone strikes to the songs of the ancient caravans that first brought these poems to Afghanistan thousands of years ago, "landays" reflect contemporary Pashtun life and the impact of three decades of war. With the U.S. withdrawal in 2014 looming, these are the voices of protest most at risk of being lost when the Americans leave.
After learning the story of a teenage girl who was forbidden to write poems and set herself on fire in protest, the poet Eliza Griswold and the photographer Seamus Murphy journeyed to Afghanistan to learn about these women and to collect their "landays." The poems gathered in "I Am the Beggar of the World" express a collective rage, a lament, a filthy joke, a love of homeland, an aching longing, a call to arms, all of which belie any facile image of a Pashtun woman as nothing but a mute ghost beneath a blue burqa.

Wideawake Field - Poems (Paperback, First): Eliza Griswold Wideawake Field - Poems (Paperback, First)
Eliza Griswold
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The chairs have come in and the crisp yellow thwock of the ball being hit says somehow, now that it's fall, I'm a memory of myself. My whole old life--I mourn you sometimes in places you would have been.""" ""--October" The poems in this fierce debut are an attempt to record what matters. As a reporter's dispatches, they concern themselves with different forms of desolation: what it means to feel at home in wrecked places and then to experience loneliness and dislocation in the familiar. The collection arcs between internal and external worlds--the disappointment of returning, the guilt and thrill of departure, unexpected encounters in blighted places-- and, with ruthless observations etched in the sparest lines, the poems in "Wideawake Field "sharply and movingly navigate the poles of home and away.

Tenth Parallel (Paperback): Eliza Griswold Tenth Parallel (Paperback)
Eliza Griswold
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A riveting investigation of the jagged fault line between the Christian and Muslim worlds
The tenth parallel--the line of latitude seven hundred miles north of the equator--is a geographical and ideological front line where Christianity and Islam collide. More than half of the world's 1.3 billion Muslims live along the tenth parallel; so do sixty percent of the world's 2 billion Christians. Here, in the buzzing megacities and swarming jungles of Africa and Asia, is where the two religions meet; their encounter is shaping the future of each faith, and of whole societies as well.
An award-winning investigative journalist and poet, Eliza Griswold has spent the past seven years traveling between the equator and the tenth parallel: in Nigeria, the Sudan, and Somalia, and in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The stories she tells in "The Tenth Parallel "show us that religious conflicts are also conflicts about land, water, oil, and other natural resources, and that local and tribal issues are often shaped by religious ideas. Above all, she makes clear that, for the people she writes about, one's sense of God is shaped by one's place on earth; along the tenth parallel, faith is geographic and demographic.
An urgent examination of the relationship between faith and worldly power, "The Tenth Parallel "is an essential work about the conflicts over religion, nationhood and natural resources that will remake the world in the years to come.

Amity and Prosperity - One Family and the Fracturing of America (Standard format, CD): Eliza Griswold Amity and Prosperity - One Family and the Fracturing of America (Standard format, CD)
Eliza Griswold; Read by Tavia Gilbert
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The Tenth Parallel - Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (Standard format, CD): Eliza Griswold The Tenth Parallel - Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (Standard format, CD)
Eliza Griswold; Read by Tavia Gilbert
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The stories in "The Tenth Parallel" examine the complex relationships of religion, land, and oil; local conflicts and global ideology; and politics and contemporary martyrdom, both Islamic and Christian.

The Tenth Parallel - Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (MP3 format, CD): Eliza Griswold The Tenth Parallel - Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (MP3 format, CD)
Eliza Griswold; Read by Tavia Gilbert
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The stories in "The Tenth Parallel" examine the complex relationships of religion, land, and oil; local conflicts and global ideology; and politics and contemporary martyrdom, both Islamic and Christian.

The Tenth Parallel - Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (Standard format, CD, Library ed.): Eliza... The Tenth Parallel - Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (Standard format, CD, Library ed.)
Eliza Griswold; Read by Tavia Gilbert
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The tenth parallel is where Christianity and Islam collide. This visionary work of literary nonfiction will set the agenda for the way we think about religion and our shared future, and how we divide our dwindling resources.

The Gifts of the State - New Afghan Writing (Paperback): Adam Klein The Gifts of the State - New Afghan Writing (Paperback)
Adam Klein; Foreword by Eliza Griswold
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"The Gifts of the State and Other Stories: New Writing from Afghanistan" radically reshapes our idea of Afghanistan as a place of unquestioning religiosity, brutal sexism, and anti-American and Russian resistance. Rather, employing stark naturalism and surrealistic and genre elements, these writers bravely depict Western-styled women in former Russian apartments and men obsessed with fantasies based on Mickey Spillane novels.

"Though it is set in a place we think we know (Afghanistan), this continuously startling and often very moving book opens up a new country, a fresh and diverse landscape of human striving and disappointment. With grace, melancholy and wit, it describes the joys and sadnesses of ordinary life obscured by the last decade of shrill headlines. Everyone should read it."--Pankaj Mishra

"Very little of what is written in English can describe the grip of Afghanistan's "normal emergency" as can these beautiful, remarkable stories. They are heartbreaking and violent tales, excerpts from the minds of orphans who mourn not so much mere parents as ancestry itself - the ancestry of history and wisdom - and there is rarely any redemption to the grief save only the lyricism of storytelling. But this lyricism is rich, one that brings into fluid English the poignant harmonies of other literatures and tongues, and it carries with it a faith greater than those of warring forces." --Rana Dasgupta, author of "Tokyo Canceled" and "Solo"

"I was extremely impressed by this collection of stories by Afghan writers under thirty. From the elemental simplicity of Abdul Shakoor Jawad's story of retribution and reconciliation, 'The Hasher', to the acid wit of Hosai Wardak's exposure of collective mysogyny, 'Ice Cream', to the complex horrors of Khalid Ahmad Atif's extraordinary war story, 'The Sea Floor', the work on display here is not only gripping and beautifully executed, but also possessed of a rare cultural and political urgency. I recommend it very highly."--James Lasdun

Adam Klein is the author of story collection "The Medicine Burns," the novel "Tiny Ladies," and the artist monograph "Jerome: After the Pageant." His work has appeared in "Bomb," the "New York Times At War Blog," and the "Huffington Post."

The Tenth Parallel - Dispatches from the Faultline Between Christianity and Islam (Paperback): Eliza Griswold The Tenth Parallel - Dispatches from the Faultline Between Christianity and Islam (Paperback)
Eliza Griswold
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Eliza Griswold's The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Faultline between Christianity and Islam charts the struggle over who speaks for God in the latitudes where rival beliefs come to blows. The tenth parallel - the line of latitude seven hundred miles north of the equator - is the front line where Christianity and Islam collide. Here, from Nigeria, Sudan and Somalia to Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, both religions are experiencing huge and sometimes violent reawakenings. Award-winning journalist Eliza Griswold has spent the past seven years travelling this area and meeting its people, asking where belief ends and secular conflict begins, and examining how encounters between faiths will shape the future. 'Her dispatches are compelling. She writes beautifully ... and explains, more than any newspaper headline, what has gone wrong' Michael Binyon, The Times 'A fascinating journey ... full of arresting stories woven around a provocative issue, which Griswold investigates through individual lives rather than caricatures or abstractions' Linda Robinson, The New York Times 'The author brings to her book a sharp eye for telling details and a keen sense of place ... she visits some of the riskiest places on the planet and tracks down terrorists, warlords, renegade priests and aspiring Christian martyrs' Michael Mewshaw, Washington Post 'Her book is a richly textured fugue that dramatizes the dizzying interplay between notions - faith, morality, identity - and nations' Julie Cline, Los Angeles Times Eliza Griswold, a fellow at the New America Foundation, received both the first Robert I. Friedman Award for investigative reporting and a 2010 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. Her journalism has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Harper's Magazine, among others. A collection of her poems, Wideawake Field, was published by FSG in 2007.

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