When I admitted to not knowing who Sarah Vowell was this summer I stunned a friend of mine so much that she sent me four books (thanks Natalie!).
I decided to start with this one about the Puritans. Cause, you know, November and all.
Like most of my countryfolk, I blame the Puritans for a lot of what is wrong with America. Really, it’s Calvinists in general. But I digress.
Vowell takes a sympathetic look at their journey, their sometimes contradictory ideas, and their influence on America today. A really interesting book.