Amity and Prosperity by Eliza Griswold audiobook

Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America

By Eliza Griswold
Read by Tavia Gilbert

Macmillan Audio 9780374103118
10.59 Hours Unabridged
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*Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction* Prize-winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold’s Amity and Prosperity is an expose on how fracking shattered a rural Pennsylvania town, and how one lifelong resident brought the story into the national spotlight. This is an incredible true account of investigative journalism and a devastating indictment of energy politics in 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 neighbors, 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 wrongdoing. 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.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science & Technology

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Natural Resources Extraction Industry

Among shortlisted titles for Helen Bernstein Book Award - Nominee, 2019

Winner of Pulitzer Prize - Winner, 2019

Among longlisted titles for Washington Post Best Books of the Year, 2018

Among shortlisted titles for L.A. Times Book Prize - Finalist, 2019

Among longlisted titles for Seattle Times Best Books of the Year, 2018

Among longlisted titles for New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year, 2018

*Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction*

Prize-winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold’s Amity and Prosperity is an expose on how fracking shattered a rural Pennsylvania town, and how one lifelong resident brought the story into the national spotlight. This is an incredible true account of investigative journalism and a devastating indictment of energy politics in 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 neighbors, 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 wrongdoing. 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Part Erin Brockovich, part Hillbilly Elegy. You’ll be inspired by [Stacey Haney, Beth Voyles and Kendra Smith] who called B.S. on what was happening around them.” Glamour
"Amity and Prosperity is at heart a David and Goliath story fit for the movies. It has everything but a happy ending…[A] valuable, discomforting book.” New York Times
“A complex, elegantly written portrait of Stacey and a community ambivalent about the industry they hope can bring prosperity.” BBC (London)
“Griswold’s brilliant choice is to focus tightly on a small group of residents and let the details of their predicament speak for themselves.” Los Angeles Review of Books
“In Griswold’s deft hands, the intricacies of interlocking cases and the slow work of legal research read like a thriller…[and] evince a shameful reality about what we are willing to protect and what we are not.” Washington Post
“A thorough and thoroughly blood-pressure-raising account of the greed and fraud embedded in the environmentally ruinous natural-gas industry. As honest and unvarnished an account of the human cost of corporate corruption as one will find.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Eliza Griswold

Author Bio: Eliza Griswold

Eliza Griswold, a Guggenheim fellow, is the author of a collection of poems and two nonfiction books. Her Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line between Christianity and Islam was a New York Times bestseller that was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Prize.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 10.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English