Alligator Candy

Alligator Candy

A Memoir

Book - 2016
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Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2016.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781451682533
1451682530
Characteristics: 242 pages ; 22 cm.

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kwsmith
Dec 03, 2017

When he was just 4 years old, David's 11 year old brother Jon vanished while riding his bike alone to the corner store to buy candy. In this highly personal memoir, David discusses how his family coped with the tragedy. Some details about the crime and the detective work are provided in the later half of the book, but this book isn't really a traditional "true crime" novel.

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funky_d
Oct 09, 2016

Well written and heart breaking. This poignant memoir is written like a thriller. The author takes us on his decades'-long quest to learn what happened to his brother and figure out how all the elements collided on that fateful day.

Kushner takes us on his what-if rabbit hole and makes us wonder with him.

Well done and kudos to the author for opening up personal wounds. Perhaps his experiences in dealing with his loss might provide compassion and healing for others who've experienced loss.

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ctkvlk
Sep 10, 2016

Interesting book. The author looks back on the abduction and murder of his older brother when he was four and then revisits it as an adult writer. Poignant and penetrating at the same time.

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