Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Writing for the Back in the Stacks blog, Cataloging Specialist Jan Hardy reviews "Fire Shut Up in My Bones" by Charles M. Blow, a New York Times Op-Ed columnist.

"Fire Shut Up in My Bones" opens with the author driving down the highway, crying, screaming, with a gun on the car seat beside him, headed toward revenge. Then we’re pulled back into the childhood of that wounded man, a story told so well that by the time we come to that scene’s resolution, we’ve almost forgotten it.

But we never forget the damage caused by this “betrayal,” as Charles M. Blow accurately names it. We call these kids “children at risk,” caught in the grind of poverty, moving from one relative to another, families devastated by illness, abuse and hopelessness. 

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