#KGNU 's Claudia Cragg
(@KGNUClaudia) speaks here with Mark Sundeen (@SundeenMark) about
his latest book, 'The Unsettlers'.
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
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
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