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Down City: A Daughter's Story of Love, Memory, and Murder

by Leah Carroll
Grand Central Publishing, March 2017   ISBN: 978-145556331-9
Price: $26.00

"Carroll proceeds from these haunting twin plot points [her parents' deaths] through a patchwork of vignettes, reportage and reflection that reaches after her absent parents with sensitive longing...Carroll's writing is most evocative when she describes, with a heartbreaking mixture of tenderness and disappointment, the moments of intimate connection between her and her father."—New York Times Book Review

"Leah Carroll's Down City drops us into a family story heavy with secrets and crackling with regret.  Hers is a portrait of two parents straining desperately to find their better angels, and a daughter whose resilience is tested again and again.  The fact that she proves herself both survivor and frank and generous curator of their story is a great gift, both to their memory and to readers alike."—Megan Abbott, bestselling author of The Fever and You Will Know Me

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