If You Love Baltimore, It Will Love You Back: 171 Short, But True Stories

Author: Ron Cassie


SKU: 9781627203081 Category: Tag:
Publisher: Apprentice House
Product ID: 223378


Baltimore senior editor Ron Cassie has garnered national awards for his coverage of the death of Freddie Gray, sea-level rise on the Eastern Shore, and the opioid epidemic in Hagerstown. This collection of short stories, culled from a decade spent roaming around Charm City with a notebook in his back pocket, is different, however. They are of the kind of wide-ranging city writing and literary journalism that speaks directly to the fabric of a place. There are encounters with former Rep. Elijah Cummings, former Senator Barbara Mikulski, and Orioles Hall-of-Famer Jim Palmer. But more often, these stories revolve around people few Baltimoreans have heard of–a blind police detective, old Jewish boxers, a flower shop owner, the city native who created the statue of Billie Holiday in Upton. Each story makes the picture of Baltimore and its work-a-day inhabitants–gritty, resilient, quirky–clearer and more complex at the same time.

ISBN: 9781627203081
Publisher: Apprentice House
Pub Date: 10/2020
Format: Hardcover
Weight: 1.56lbs
Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.94d

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Weight 1.56 lbs
Dimensions 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.94 in