The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone by Seamus McGraw

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The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone by Seamus McGraw

Post  kfw on Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:44 pm

Although our sliver of Central PA has not been involved in natural gas drilling, expressions such as Marcellus Shale, horizontal drilling, and fracking are becoming household terms in many parts of Pennsylvania. In The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone, Pennsylvania writer Seamus McGraw describes his experiences, and those of his neighbors, as the family farm of his childhood is leased to a natural gas drilling company. Through the initial leasing frenzy, to the actual drilling and aftermath, the author gives a clear-eyed account of the effects, both pro and con, of gas drilling on one Pennsylvania community.
The book is very well written. The author’s descriptions of the community in his corner of PA ring true, and it was impossible not to become absorbed in the stories of the colorful residents whose lives were being turned upside down.

I recommend this book to anyone looking for a summer non-fiction read with a local (PA) flavor!

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WELCOME

Post  WRB on Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:27 pm

Welcome! Was so happy when I read your review .... glad you decided to join us!

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Thanks, WRB!

Post  kfw on Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:27 am

Happy to be here:)

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Re: The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone by Seamus McGraw

Post  The_Admin on Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:27 pm

Sounds like a good book, I like what you said about the colorful characters, that's PA for you!
Also, welcome! It's good to have you!
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