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City of Belief
 
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Nicole D'Entremont
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City of Belief

4.5  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
"City of Belief is set in and around a soup kitchen in New York City's Lower East Side during the Vietnam war. It is a story of protest, FBI surveillance, arrest, the mundane acts of peeling potatoes, handing out clothes, and the startling act of self-immolation. It is also a story of faith and of belief in things unseen." (From the back cover)
Paperback, 242 pages
Published 2009 by Fox Print Books
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Orion
Apr 20, 2010 Orion rated it really liked it
City of Belief is a novel based on a true story written by a person who was there. The "Author's Note" at the beginning of the book starts with this statement:

"In the early morning hours of November 9, 1965 a young man walked up to the United Nations in New York City, sat on the cement island on First Avenue before the darkened building, doused himself with gasoline and lit a match. The young man was Roger La Porte and he was my friend."

Roger and the author were volunteers at the NYC Catholic Wo
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Leslie
Nov 02, 2009 Leslie rated it it was amazing
Local Peaks Island author and adult ed teacher bares the bones of her experience in an Lower East Side Soup kitchen during the sixties. Get ready for some history lessons and meet incredible people as though you are right there! More to come. Brilliant writer and incredible interesting person with quite a life's story to share.
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