3 Stars for THE HOLLY

Julian Rubinstein’s dramatic account of a shooting that shook a community to its core has received THREE starred reviews!

THE HOLLY: Five Bullets, One Gun, and the Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood
ISBN 9780374168919, on sale 5/11/21

“Journalist Rubinstein tells the haunting story of a former gang member who tried to go straight and ran into a skein of political, philanthropic, and law enforcement interests… A true-crime tale vividly portrays a Denver hidden by picturesque vistas of its snow-capped mountains.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Though Rubinstein is clearly on Roberts’s side, he bolsters the book’s veracity with expert sociological and historical context. This vivid story of redemption and loss offers profound insights into the forces that plague America’s inner cities.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This is a gripping deep dive into media underreporting and too-quick judgment, and, most shockingly, into how the criminal-justice industrial complex may be invested in systemic corruption designed to keep drug wars going. Dramatic and wrenching.“–Booklist, starred review

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