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Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America

Prize-winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold will discuss her new book, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America. It is an expose on how the practice of hydraulic fracturing shattered a rural Pennsylvania town, and how one lifelong resident brought the story into the national spotlight.

"Sensitive and judicious … What Griswold depicts is a community, like the earth, cracked open."— New York Times

Griswold will explore the ethical issues raised by fracking. A Guggenheim fellow, Griswold is the author of a collection of poems, Wideawake Field (FSG, 2007), and a nonfiction book, The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (FSG, 2010), a New York Times bestseller that was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Prize.

Griswold's new book will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Details

When:

Thursday, October 4, 2018. 07:00 PM

Where:

Levinthal Hall

Sponsor:

Humanities Center, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society

Contact:

mvpena@stanford.edu

Admission:

Free and open to the public.