Reviews and Blog Posts: Homelessness

Grand Central winter : stories from the street

by Lee Stringer

DPL Rating:
5

Once an ambitious business owner, Lee Stringer's first tryst with a crack pipe threw him down the rabbit hole and out to society's fringe. Summering under the stars in Central Park and seeking shelter from winter's cold under Grand Central Station, Stringer spent many years as a homeless slave to...

This side of brightness : a novel

by Colum McCann

DPL Rating:
4

Following two separate, but intersecting storylines, This Side of Brightness explores the infrastructure of our lives; the physical systems all around us, the connections we build with family and friends and the internal architecture of the self. We first meet Nathan Walker, an African American sandhog who toils digging tunnels under the east...

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