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Reader recommendation: Random Family

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

Following the lives of the members of an extended household in the Bronx, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc provides a gripping portrait of the causes and outcomes of urban poverty in Random Family. There are some books that deserve to be read slowly.  This is one of them.

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