All Souls: A Family Story from Southie

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by Michael Patrick MacDonald
(Beacon Press)

The anti-busing riots of 1974 forever changed South Boston’s working class Irish community, branding it as a violent, racist enclave. MacDonald grew up in 'Southie’s' Old Colony housing project and describes the way this world within a world felt to this troubled, yet keenly gifted observer. All Souls is a testimony to lives lost too early to violence, drugs, and poverty, and the story of how a place so filled with pain could still be “the best place in the world.”

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