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'Scratch Beginnings' is Kind, Compassionate, and Naivenew

Instead of challenging his beliefs, Shepard's descent into poverty only adds to the already vexing verisimilitudes of poverty. Instead of offering insight into what he experienced and what that means to others like him, Shepard offers a book dazed by reality and confused by how to respond to it.
Charleston City Paper  |  John Stoehr  |  11-05-2008  |  Nonfiction

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