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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Garden City: Dreams in a Kansas Town

Harper Lee helped investigate a famous couple of murderers involving a Kansas family and a biography referenced this book, the author's family having a cameo. It was published in the 1980s when the author in her early thirties, so one wonders about an update. We get a bit of that from this obit of her mother from a couple years ago. The book itself is a bit limited and plodding but interesting as a window into a life (second half are snapshots of others).

Update: Wrote this in media res; the autobiographical part was somewhat plodding and ends in her early 20s. But, the second part was interesting with various perspectives, including a Latino. One review complained she didn't have an Asian voice, but she does reference them and again did include a minority voice. True enough comes from a certain perspective.

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