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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Definitely a thumbs up selection!
His story is unquestionably the most frightening story of urban poverty I’ve ever read, only in part because it’s a true story. I had to read this book wtory school so it was the first non-Chick Lit book I’ve read in a long while.
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Jan 13, Megan rated it really liked it. But this story is really much more than the busing riots. I found this memoir to be both sad and inspirational. Read reviews that mention south boston whitey bulger old colony michael patrick angela ashes well written must read patrick macdonald read this book highly recommend michael macdonald great read great book reading this book high school place in the world best place busing riots forced busing recommend this book.
Yes governments can make ridiculous decisions that adversely affect thousands of lives. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Those Who Save Us.
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My mind is so blown by this book that I don’t know exactly what to say about it. The simplest example I feel bad for Michael and his family, and anyone else that lived in Southie, one of the higher crime areas in the Boston in the s.
The author is passionate about the neighborhood where This book made me realize that one of the reasons I like memoirs so much is that I enjoy reading about other people’s lives and then being judgmental about all the things they are doing wrong.
Retrieved from ” https: At one point I had to put it down because there was too much, all at once, but that only proves how important it is for the story to be told.
But this story is really much more than the busing riots. It is a world primed for the escalation of class violence, and then, with sickening inevitability, of the racial violence that swirls around Boston’s forced bussing in the s. Amazon Restaurants Food all from local restaurants.
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All Souls: A Family Story from Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald
Views Read Edit View history. I also disagreed with other readers about what a good parent Helen King was. Through his eyes we meet Michael’s mini-skirted, accordion-playing mother who, by herself, cares for her ten children through a combination of high spirits and scam. But be forewarned that it is not terribly well crafted or executed, even though some of the stories he tells are fascinating.
All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
I lived in greater Boston at this time. One person found this helpful. Not having been there, I can’t agree or disagree, but I always thought busing was a stupid and destructive idea.
This book made me realize that one of the reasons I like memoirs so much is that I enjoy reading about other people’s lives and then being judgmental about all the things they are doing wrong.
At first when you look at the books cover, you xtory think you will not like it because it as pictures of little kids and you might think its about the life of some little kids.
Customers who bought this item also bought. I decided to read it because of Whitey Bulger’s recent arrest, but I took much more from it than I expected to.
So it tends to play out within a jumpy prose style. His swift, conversational style sweeps you into his anger and sorrow. First, I was having trouble keeping track of all the characters, many of whom are siblings, but many are not. It froom took familly a little bit to get into this book; I think mostly because this book was so traumatic and heavy that it was almost difficult for me to want to read and hear about such tragedy.
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Her children were walking on the mattresses that they slept on thrown all over a floor, walking in to find their mother beating up a new boyfriend in self defense. She was alone when she had to confront a drunk mother about her teenage son trying to strangle my sister Mary to death when she stry five. See all reviews.