A Death in White Bear Lake

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Bantam Books, 1991 - True Crime - 544 pages
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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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A death in White Bear Lake: the true chronicle of an all-American town

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Using nonfiction novel style, Los Angeles Times reporter Siegel tells the story of Harold and Lois Jurgens, a Minnesota couple who adopted two children and beat the younger one, Dennis, to death in ... Read full review

Contents

Memories
3
White Bear Lake
23
Lois and Harold
36
Copyright

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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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