Tuesday, May 28, 2019

An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago

Faces. Crime statistics are cold. In his book titled, An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago, Alex Kotlowitz goes behind the numbers to present readers with rich details about the human lives at stake. Based on over two hundred interviews, the book describes the people behind the crime statistics in the violent summer of 2013 in Chicago. Whatever distance each of us may have created between ourselves and those touched by violence, Kotlowitz brings the human faces close to ours in this finely written book. Empathy and understanding are likely to follow from this encounter. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase An American Summer from amazon.com.

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