Communities seeking to change their situation have grabbed her attention most recently, as she relates in her new book, What I Found in a Thousand Towns. "Powerful proximity" is how she describes the goodwill, pride, and action that pull people closer and help their town grow out of crime and poverty and into a vibrant place where residents want to live.
Williams lists below other books that inspired her to think more about community and change, and you can look here for more authors' favorites.
Dar Williams' favorite reads of 2017
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