A Death in White Bear Lake

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Bantam Books, 1991 - True Crime - 544 pages
18 Reviews
Recounts the brutal murder of four-year-old Dennis Jurgens in 1965 by his adoptive parents, and Dennis's birth mother's discovery of the truth more than twenty years later

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Review: A Death in White Bear Lake: The True Chronicle of an All-American Town

User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

Wow! So I admit I did skim some- the author did SO much research. Such a gruesome yet fascinating topic. Very sociological, also, how good people tend to look the other way when things happen. So many ... Read full review

Review: A Death in White Bear Lake: The True Chronicle of an All-American Town

User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

An excellent description of child abuse in "the nice family next door". So many failed this little boy. While things have improved, there is still much that goes on, child abuse, domestic violence, sex trafficking, and people continue to be afraid to be involved. Read full review

Contents

Memories
3
White Bear Lake
23
Lois and Harold
36
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

The author of five previous books and winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, Barry Siegel is a former national correspondent for the "Los Angeles Times". He now directs the literary journalism program at the University of California, Irvine, where he is a professor of English. He lives in Los Angeles.

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