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The Other Side of the River : A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma
The Other Side of the River A Story of Two Towns a Death and America's Dilemma
Author: Alex Kotlowitz
Alex Kotlowitz's There Are No Children Here was more than a bestseller; it was a national event. His beautifully narrated, heartbreaking nonfiction account of two black boys struggling to grow up in a Chicago public housing complex spent eight weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, was a made-for-television movie starring and...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385477215
ISBN-10: 038547721X
Publication Date: 1/19/1999
Pages: 336
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3.3 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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Having spent 6 years living in the area that this book is about (Benton Harbor/St. Joseph), I was compelled to read this story. The author has not only told the story of the death of a young man, but also effectively portrayed the overall feel of the area... not just 15 years ago, but still today. Anyone who believes that racism and economical differences don't play a part in everyday society, he or she need only read this account to understand the effect that such feelings have in the world today.

A sad story of grief, anger, resentment, and more... made more compelling when one realizes that this happened less than 2 decades ago and that some of these hard feelings remain in place to this day.
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