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Ghettoside  by Jill Leovy


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by Jill Leovy

Quick take

_Ghettoside_ reads like a novel. It's meticulously paced and the writing frequently stopped me cold.

Why I love it

When offered this opportunity to recommend a book to The Book of the Month Club, I knew exactly which one to choose. What hit me the hardest in 2015 was Jill Leovy's _Ghettoside_. It's just the sort of thing I go for: an exhaustively researched non-fiction account of people I know nothing about. When those people are from India, as in Katherine Boo's _Beyond The Beautiful Forevers_ one can sort of...

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    January 2016