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Braving home: Dispatches from the Underwater Town, the Lava-Side Inn, and Other Extreme Locales

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Houghton Mifflin,
Pub. Date:
2003.
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Funny, moving, and utterly unique, Braving Home introduces us to five unforgettable modern American pioneers. When Jake Halpern was a cub reporter, he became obsessed with stories about "some outlandish and often hellish place inhabited by a handful of stalwarts who refused to leave." His fellow reporters joked with him and nicknamed him the Bad Homes Correspondent. But the more he learned about these people, the more he was drawn to them. Determined to understand their fierce devotion to home, Halpern set off on a journey to five of the most punishing towns in America. Braving Home is his irresistible portrait of these hometowns and his friendships with their most loyal residents. In North Carolina, he meets a retired mill worker who single-handedly manned his hometown in the wake of a devastating flood. In Alaska, Halpern works for a spunky woman who runs a video store/tanning salon and delivers newspapers to an "indoor town" - a lone snowbound high-rise at the foot of a glacier. At the base of a Hawaiian volcano, he stays with a hermit whose house, formally an inn, was surrounded by molten lava. In Malibu, nestled among the glitterati, a longtime "hillbilly" teaches him the traditions of firefighting. Finally, on a barrier island off the coast of Louisiana, a legendary storm rider tells of surviving hurricanes - even if it means tying one's hair to a tree. Throughout his journey, Halpern explores the value of rootedness in an age when American society is more mobile than ever. Along the way, he discovers why no amount of floods, lava, wind, fire, or hurricanes can tug these unforgettable people from their roots.
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title_displayBraving home : dispatches from the Underwater Town, the Lava-Side Inn, and other extreme locales
title_fullBraving Home : Dispatches from the Underwater Town, the Lava-Side Inn, and Other Extreme Locales [electronic resource] Halpern, Jake.
Braving home : dispatches from the Underwater Town, the Lava-Side Inn, and other extreme locales / Jake Halpern
title_shortBraving home
title_subDispatches from the Underwater Town, the Lava-Side Inn, and Other Extreme Locales
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Electronic books
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Home
Psychological aspects
Travel