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Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir

Waldie, D. J.

ISBN 10: 0393039579 / ISBN 13: 9780393039573
Published by W W Norton & Co Inc, 1996
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Inscribed by the author. A beautifully clean, crisp, hardcover copy in fine condition. Fine DJ in mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 022816

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Title: Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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Part memoir, part history, this collection of essays is a portrait of the author's coming-of-age. It is concerned with the way a place shapes people's lives. In the 1950s, as the American suburbs were hurriedly built, planners and social critics denounced the right-angle grid and small spaces; but the effect on human lives in suburban streets was not foreseen.


Welcome to Lakewood, California, the world's largest suburb and the subject of an oddly mesmerizing account of its creation by D. J. Waldie. Waldie describes how bean fields were drawn up, sectioned off and divided up--leaving tracts for small houses of similar design. The author changes while the land around him does, in a story of how people make places and, more so, places make people.

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