Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
“A new classic of science reporting” — The New York Times
A STORY OF SCIENCE AND SALVATION
“A gripping environmental thriller” — Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“A crisp, hard-nosed probe into corporate arrogance and the power of public resistance” – Publishers Weekly
“This hard-hitting account of cancer epidemiology in the New Jersey town of Toms River is a triumph” — Nature
“A complex tale of powerful industry, local politics, water rights, epidemiology, public health and cancer in a gripping, page-turning environmental thriller” — National Public Radio
The story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, deep historical research and an unforgettable cast of characters into a sweeping narrative in the tradition of A Civil Action, The Emperor of All Maladies, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.