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Welcome to Shirley : A Memoir from an Atomic Town (Reprint) (Paperback) (Kelly McMasters)

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Shirley seemed to be doomed from the beginning. Founded by a Vaudevillian huckster who touted it as a seaside haven despite the sand bar that blocks access to the shore, the town has been plagued by one disaster after anothera UFO, a childhood cancer cluster, and a mysterious federal nuclear laboratory in nearby Brookhaven that leaked toxic nuclear and chemical waste into the aquifer from which the residents unknowingly drew their well water.

This is Kelly McMasters' account of growing up in a cursed town and loving it anyway, and of a girl's awakening to tragedy and to a sense of mission. Told in a deliciously engaging voice,Welcome to Shirley balances the bitter with the sweet, the funny with the infuriating, in an unforgettable story of working class Long Island.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 309
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Science
Sub-Genre: Environmental Science, Personal Memoirs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: Kelly McMasters
Language: English
Street Date: December 22, 2015
TCIN: 50629498
UPC: 9781610397063
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-3751

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