All Souls: A Family Story from Southie (Google eBook)
A breakaway bestseller since its first printing, All Souls takes us deep into Michael Patrick MacDonald's Southie, the proudly insular neighborhood with the highest concentration of white poverty in America. Rocked by Whitey Bulger's crime schemes and busing riots, MacDonald's Southie is populated by sharply hewn characters like his Ma, a miniskirted, accordion-playing single mother who endures the deaths of four of her eleven children. Nearly suffocated by his grief and his community's code of silence, MacDonald tells his family story here with gritty but moving honesty.
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Review: All Souls: A Family Story from SouthieUser Review - Marianne Meyers - Goodreads
Wow, what a difficult book to read. Poverty, heritage, pride, loss, a few laughs, all in an intensive ride. Every few pages, another loss of someone, hard to fathom. This is a "must read" if you are interested in Boston culture and history. Read full review
Review: All Souls: A Family Story from SouthieUser Review - Katie Reed - Goodreads
One of my favorite books of all-time. Really sad and interesting look into the race issues in Boston. Read full review