MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Southern New Hampshire University's low-residency MFA in Fiction and Nonfiction program would like to congratulate faculty member Mark Sundeen on the launch of his highly anticipated work of immersive journalism.

Steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest, "The Unsettlers" traces the search for the simple life through the stories of a new generation of pioneers and what inspired each of them to look for — or create — a better existence. Captivating and clear-eyed, it dares us to imagine what a sustainable, ethical, authentic future might actually look like. This book is an example of how literature can be a catalyst for dialogue and new ways of thinking. It is a work that is deeply engaged with important questions that many Americans are currently grappling with.

In a review in The Rumpus, Bradley Babendir writes that "the most important aspect of the book is not about homesteading. Instead, it's this: every choice is, in some way, political. What one buys at the store and how one gets around are all expressions of one's values, conscious or not. We should all do more thinking on that subject."

Sundeen is currently on a book tour. Upcoming readings will be held in cities including Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; and Denver, Colorado. For more information about events near you, visit the book's Facebook page.

Mark Sundeen's work has appeared in The New York Times, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, and The Believer. He is the author of "Car Camping" and "The Making of Toro," and co-author of the New York Times bestselling "North by Northwestern." He lives in Colorado.

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Nadia Owusu