The Plain Reader  -     Edited By: Scott Savage
    By: Scott Savage(ED.), Scott Savage & Bill McKibben
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The Plain Reader

Edited By: Scott Savage
Ballantine Books / 1998 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 9.02 X 6.12 X 0.65 (inches)
ISBN: 0345414349
ISBN-13: 9780345414342

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"If information highways are the wave of the future then I will build information country roads on which the traveller can reach the truth faster by going slower. . . ."

On these same country roads, far from the intrusions of modern technology, the Amish, Quakers, and other "plain folk" live their unencumbered lives, close to the land, in peaceful, smoothly-run communities. The thought-provoking, often challenging essays in The Plain Reader are written by men and women who rarely speak outside the borders of their local townships, and provide us with unique perspectives on life stripped down to necessity. Originally published in Plain Magazine, these pieces are sure to inspire reflection.

Reading about a garden cooperative in Connecticut, the raising of a home with only plaster and straw in hand, a fascinating trip to New York City through Amish eyes, compels each of us wonder: Can I too survive without television or that high-tech appliance cluttering my kitchen counter? Am I just a cog in the wheel of the global economy? Is isolation from one another and from the earth the simple destiny of humankind? Each rich, personal essay in this provocative collection offers solace, wisdom, joy, and quiet space for contemplation.

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