Boston Globe Praises Andre’s ‘Townie’

Today’s Globe includes an excellent review by author Brett Lott of Andre Dubus III’s new memoir about growing up and prevailing in Haverhill, “Townie,” which should be in bookstores now. Read the review from here, and get the Globe if you want more. The photograph of Andre and his dad, acclaimed short-story writer Andre Dubus II, is by Michele McDonald (c) 1992, courtesy of

Becoming a writer helped Andre Dubus III forge a relationship with his father, but making himself completely whole took more.