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 - Carrie Kaplowitz - Goodreads
I would give this book 3 1/2 stars. It was well written and it came from a heart so broken but not without hope. I learned a great deal about the forced busing in the 70's in Boston. Since I recently ... Read full review
Review: All Souls: A Family Story from SouthieUser Review - Cheryl - Goodreads
South Boston was a brutal world to grow up in, and the author tells in painful detail how he and his eight brothers and sisters managed to survive...or not. The world of Whitey Bulger was not what it appeared on the surface, as we now know. Fascinating, disturbing. Read full review