The Last Undiscovered Place, The University of Virgina Press
2004 | 240 pages | ISBN 978-0-8139-2694-0 | Purchase
Where is the last undiscovered Place?
It's wherever you live because our immediate surroundings are the last spots we search for anything worthwhile or intriguing. David explores his home town, offering a metaphor and methodology for your own discovery of the place where you live.
What's been said about the book?
With warmth and a keen eye for the nuances of history and place, David K. Leff offers this affectionate, insightful portrait of his adopted home of Collinsville, Connecticut, a village that looked perfectly ordinary until he fell prey to its rhythms and charm. The town taught him a new way of seeing his environment, and through this process he discovered what many Americans long for amid the suburban sprawl decried in James H. Kunstler's The Geography of Nowhere and many other recent books: a sense of community.