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 - wearylibrarian - LibraryThing
Ok, I admit it. When I saw the title I thought it was about a family from the South. As in across the Mason-Dixon Line. Of course, as soon as I began to read the book, I realized my lucky mistake. The ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Fogcityite - LibraryThing
Books about white urban poverty are underrepresented in the literature, so All Souls: Family Story from Southie helps fill an important niche. Well-written, personal, and compelling, MacDonald does an ... Read full review