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mobi È The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts Hardcover Read  ❴Download❵ ➻ The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts Author Laura Tillman – In Cold Blood meets Adrian Nicole LeBlanc’s Random Family A harrowing profoundly personal investigation of the causes effects and communal toll of aIn Cold Blood meets Adrian Nicole LeBlanc’s Random Family A harrowing profoundly personal investigation of the causes effects and communal toll of a deeply troubling crime the brutal murder of three young children by their parents in the border city of Brownsville TexasOn March 11 2003 in Brownsville Texas one of America’s poorest cities John Allen Rubio and Angela Camacho murdered their three young children The apartment building in which the brutal crimes took place was already rundown and in their aftermath a consensus developed in the community that it should be destroyed It was a place neighbors My review is live today at Expendable Mudge Muses AloudI give the book 4 stars as a first book it's very good but has some structural infelicities#ReadingIsResistance to the invisible poverty drug abuse and mental illness that we'd rather not think about The infanticides that this book details are proof that only a callous uncaring selfish people would not fight for better and complete services to help prevent this happening againI refuse to believe Americans are callous uncaring and selfish I hope you'll help me prove we're not Volunteer work with the homeless will educate you about the pervasiveness of mental illness and attendant drup use for self medication Regular visits to a nursing home or assisted living facility will graphically demonstrate to you the atrocious cost of tobacco addiction And closing your eyes to the crisis will only breed tragedy upon disaster after nightmare

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Ters alien to humanity With meticulous attention and stunning compassion Tillman surveyed those surrounding the crimes speaking with the lawyers who tried the case the family’s neighbors and relatives and teachers even one of the murderers John Allen Rubio himself whom she corresponded with for years and ultimately met in person The result is a brilliant exploration of some of our age’s most important social issues from poverty to mental illness to the death penalty and a beautiful profound meditation on the truly human forces that drive them It is disturbing insightful and mesmerizing in eual measur This is an important story written by a reporter who is far braver than I am I am glad the victims' story was told but I agree with other reviewers who think it would have worked better as a long form article rather than a book

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The Long Shadow of Small GhostsFelt that was plagued by spiritual cancer In 2008 journalist Laura Tillman covered the story for The Brownsville Herald The uestions it raised haunted her particularly one asked by the sole member of the city’s Heritage Council to oppose demolition is there any such thing as an evil building? Her investigation took her far beyond that uestion revealing the nature of the toll that the crime exacted on a city already wracked with poverty It sprawled into a six year inuiry into the larger significance of such acts ones so difficult to imagine or explain that their perpetrators are often dismissed as mons Tillman started out as a journalist writing an article about the proposed fate of a building in Texas where a horrific crime took place Some of the town’s residents wanted the building demolished while other people in the neighborhood thought it should stay While investigating her article Tillman ended up with an amazing work of nonfiction not just about the building but about poverty mental health issues superstition ghosts crime the death penalty and This is not an easy book to read – the horrifying crime is described in a chapter called “Don’t Read This Chapter Before You Go To Bed” – but Tillman’s writing and penchant for expressing the most truthful stripped down facts about everything she discusses makes it an amazing read Expect this book to win awards– Liberty Hardyfrom The Best Books We Read In April