Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America, by Los Angeles Times reporter Jill Leovy, will be discussed at our next meeting. This is the story of a mostly ignored American murder—a "ghettoside" killing, one young black man slaying another—and a brilliant and driven cadre of detectives whose creed is to pursue justice for forgotten victims at all costs. The book has been described by critics as a masterly work of literary journalism and a fast-paced narrative of a devastating crime, an intimate portrait of detectives, a community bonded in tragedy, and a surprising new insight into the great subject of why murder happens in our cities and how the epidemic of killings might yet be stopped.
Ghettoside was the gold medal winner for nonfiction in the 2015 Commonwealth Club's California Book Awards, which honor California writers. It was also named one of the best books of the year by The San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Economist, and several other publications.
Please join us for what promises to be a thoughtful and timely discussion.
Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program
MLF: San Francisco Book Discussion
Program organizer: Betty Bullock
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