All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - christinejoseph - LibraryThing
a grim memoir of a large family many doomed in South Boston — Nonfiction In All Souls, MacDonald takes us deep into the secret heart of Southie. With radiant insight, he opens up a contradictory ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cimonique - LibraryThing
I love narrative non-fiction more than any other genre. By far, this is one of my favorite, most memorable books. One thing I always remember from the author as he recounts his poor childhood in South ... Read full review