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Written by Jeff GoodellAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jeff Goodell

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: August 7, 2001
  • Price: $16.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-77638-3 (0-679-77638-9)
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In Sunnyvale, California, in 1979, Jeff Goodell's family lived quietly on Meadowlark Lane, unaware that their town was soon to become ground zero in the digital revolution. Over the course of the next decade, as Silicon Valley boomed, the Goodell family unraveled.

Splintered by their parent's divorce, Jeff and his siblings careen toward self-destruction, while their parents end up on opposite sides of the technological divide: their mother succeeds beyond her wildest dreams at "a small company with a dopey rainbow-colored logo," called Apple, while their father refuses to keep up with the times and loses his landscaping business. Affecting and personal, Sunnyvale is a portrait of one family's fate in a brutally Darwinian world. It is also a thoughtful examination of what has happened to the American family in the face of the technological revolution.