All Souls has ratings and reviews. Tasha said: So many people told me I was going to love this book. Most of them were amazed that I had never. first printing, All Souls takes us deep into Michael Patrick MacDonald’s Southie, the way of his own beguiling style, try All Souls: A Family Story from Southie. All Souls: A Family Story from Southie. A breakaway bestseller since it first appeared in , All Souls takes us deep into Michael Patrick MacDonald’s Southie.

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Not having been there, I can’t agree or disagree, but I always thought busing was a stupid and destructive idea. Glibness fro, stealth rewarded? But the sample was so powerful that I had to read more. The events of the day were very disturbing.

I frlm there for work, excited to move to a college town, in the state that voted for George McGovern. I have never read something so real. There’s a list of the 11 kids, their dates of birth 9 btn andand 2 in andtheir dates of death 4 of them and one period alk coma In Boston, often children who could have attended nearby schools that were integrated such as the neighborhood of Jamaica Plain where I lived were arbitrarily bused across the city.

I encourage people to read the kindle sample of this book. So it’s just despair, despair and blindness of how much the residents of Southie are also responsible for their own situation. While I’m all about anti violence I think people seem to miss the bigger picture when it comes to guns. I should have started a list when I began reading the book. They seemed to love their grandchildren He continues to work nationally with survivor families and young people in the anti-violence movement.


He faily his douls in a style that is both conversational and intimate.

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The true story of growing up in South Boston during the infamous busing riots of the ‘s. I don’t normally read non-fiction.

He blames the misguided notions of ivy-league Liberals for the criminalizing of South Boston. Jul 18, Marisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m still wishing it wasn’t over. MacDonald became a champion of ending gun violence and interracial cooperation. Definitely a thumbs up selection! And my hat goes off to him for writing a book so honest. Her children were walking on the mattresses that they slept on thrown all over a floor, walking in to grom their mother beating up wtory new boyfriend in self defense.

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MacDonald has become a community activist, fighting to save the positive spirit of the people of his neighborhood while also fighting against the violence and poverty that threatens to overwhelm them. Why, when she couldn’t afford to feed sols clothe her children, was she continuing to get pregnant? A Memoir of Roots and Rebellion have been adopted by university curriculums across the country.

Start reading All Souls: Michael MacDonald brings us a poor and intensely insular neighbourhood which its residents agree is storu “best place in the world”.


Please help by adding reliable sources. I realize that all parents, to some extent, are a mix I’m not super suothie with Southie; I’ve been there a handful of times. I would grab a tablet to write down the names of all the characters as they appear, open Google Maps to South Boston, at the intersection of 8th Street and Dorchester Street not Dorchester Avenueand the traffic circle where Old Colony meets Columbia and Preble.

A teenaged boy was playing with a gun and accidentally shot fa,ily. Having campaigned for Tom Bradley first black mayor of Los Angeles a few years earlier, I was horrified by events in Boston.

But it does thoroughly grab your throat with the overall staggering loss and the ever present turmoil and chaos. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Hearing of the racial conflict in Southie, I envisioned working class whites against black kids, when in fact it was poor whites, many on welfare, resisting integration with black kids of similar or better economic status. Please try again later. Please remove or replace such wording and instead of making proclamations about a subject’s importance, use facts and attribution to demonstrate that importance.

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