The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide

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6.4 X 9.1 X 1.5 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author
Lawrence Lanahan has written for Al-Jazeera America, Columbia Journalism Review, NPR's Morning Edition, and Colorlines, among other outlets. A recipient of the Carey Institute's Logan Nonfiction Fellowship, Lanahan's The Lines Between Us, a fifty-episode radio series for Baltimore's WYPR, won Columbia University's duPont Award. He lives in Baltimore.

Praise for The Lines Between Us:
"His reporting is evenhanded, his writing clear-eyed and dispassionate. . . . Lanahan reveals an anger that edges on despair, and makes a clear call for something better from America."
--Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

"Lanahan has written a meticulous and affecting study, a precious resource for readers interested in urban politics, race, and city life."

"Many authors have answered the call, made sixty years ago by the eminent sociologist C. Wright Mills, to understand the social world by imagining the intersection of biography and history. But few have done so with the skill of Lanahan, an incisive journalist and marvelous storyteller."
--Patrick Sharkey, author of Uneasy Peace and Stuck in Place

"How does a journalist render the monster of structural racism? A historical force in motion? And in Baltimore, where its consequences remain terribly alive? The Lines Between Us begins with ordinary lives crossing between homes, schools, churches, neighborhoods. Lanahan tells a story that stretches far beyond the boundaries of (t)his city, that further awakens to our times and ourselves."
--Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of Random Family

"The Lines Between Us brings humanity and heart to a guided tour of our fraught racial past and its enduring consequences. . . . Endearing, searing, unflinching."
--Davarian Baldwin, author of Chicago's New Negroes

"A brilliant account about race and class [that] captures the promise and challenges that test people and communities throughout America."
--Antero Pietila, author of Not in My Neighborhood and The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins