Tom's River: A story of science and salvation
Book for June 2016
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation (2013) is a non-fiction book by American author Dan Fagin. It is about the dumping of industrial pollution by chemical companies in Toms River, New Jersey beginning in 1952 through the 1980s, and the epidemiological investigations of a cancer cluster that subsequently emerged there. The book won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 for General Nonfiction. Abigail Zuger, writing in the New York Times, said it was "surely a new classic of science reporting".
About the Author
Dan Fagin is an American journalist who specializes in environmental health issues. He won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for his best-selling book Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation. Toms River also won the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism and the National Academies Communication Award, among other literary prizes.