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Saturday, June 14, 2014

A memoir by Andre Dubus III

Townie: A Memoir
Townie: A Memoir

By: Andre Dubus III

Genre:  Memoir

Pages: 387

Published: 2011

Read: June

3.5 out of 5

I am undecided whether I would have enjoyed this novel as much if I wasn't such a big fan of Dubus III.  Although it's definitely a story on it's own and you don't need to have read anything of his first, I was mesmerized by one of my favorite author's childhood.  His upbringing was very interesting and I was shocked at moments by his personal life - he is a fighter, literally.  He is also a phenomenal big brother, something I always desired.  I am only giving it 3.5 stars because I enjoyed his fictional novels more, so Townie could not have a higher rating and I found 3 misspellings and grammatical errors, which should have been caught by him or his editor.  With all that said, if you are a fan of Dubus III, read this. If you read this first and enjoyed it, make sure to pick up some of his fictional novels.

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