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"Townie" by Andre Dubus III

Whether you're huddled by the fire or have escaped to the beach, pick up the book club's latest selection.

Last summer, so many readers voted for Andre Dubus’s “Townie” in our book club poll that we knew we had to take another look. Dubus’s memoir of growing up in Haverhill amid violence and poverty in the shadow of his absent father — also a writer — is beautifully written and eminently discussable.

​Grab a copy of "Townie" and start talking about it at our new Facebook page or on Twitter @bgbooks. You can also use the hashtag #GlobeBookClub to discuss the book any time on Twitter.

Nicole Lamy
Books editor

BOOK CLUB EVENT: On Monday, March 16, Dubus and Lamy will discuss the novel at Newtonville Books. Visit the Eventbrite page to register a spot.


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