Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein

Reviewed by Anonymous

This book examines the shutdown of the GM Plant in Janesville, WI and how it affected the lives of three families of multi-generational plant workers and three stand alone individuals. It was a very depressing read. It had some appeal as this occurred not too long ago and not too far away. The author made a good attempt at keeping her focus on tying every morsel of information to the plant closing. As such she presented a picture of people who were “stuck in the past” despite devoting energies to trying to reinvent their future. While some may say this story needed to be written I would say it may need to be written but I didn’t need to read it. Sorry. I would not recommend it.

Located in Adult Nonfiction (330.97 GOL)

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