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Townie Guide

Welcome to the resource guide for Townie, the critically acclaimed 2011 memoir by UMass Lowell Professor and Massachusetts native, Andre Dubus III.  This guide supports students and faculty reading Townie as part of QCC's One Book Project. 

Dubus will present a lecture entitled "Townie: How Writing Saved me from a Life of Violence" on November 15th, 2012 at 12:30 pm in Hebert Auditorium.


Spotlight Video

Interview with Andre Dubus III on Greater Boston.


  • The New Yorker - March 18, 2011
    Bittman, Kate. "The Exchange: Andre Dubus III." The New Yorker Books Blog. March 18, 2011. Web. 2 August 2012.
  • Kirkus Reviews - January 1, 2011
    Moore, Clayton. "The Making Of A Writer." Kirkus Reviews 79.1 (2011): 4. Academic Search Premier. Web. 14 June 2012.
  • National Catholic Reporter - May 1, 2009
    Dubus III, Andre. "Cornered." National Catholic Reporter 45.14 (2009): 18. Academic Search Premier. Web. 14 June 2012.
  • Writer - September 2009
    Johnson, Sarah Anne. "In The Footsteps Of The 9/11 Hijackers: For His Latest Novel, Andre Dubus III Researched And Imagined His Way Into The Minds Of Terrorists—And An American Stripper Who Danced For Them." Writer 122.9 (2009): 18-21. Academic Search Premier. Web. 14 June 2012.
  • Random House Interview - Undated
    Weissman, Larry. "Bold Type: A Conversation with Andre Dubus." n.d. Web. 2 August 2012.

    Undated, though probably before Townie was published.

Book Reviews

Other Resources

  • Dubus's Web Site
    Learn more about Andre including his writings, tour dates, and biography. Find additional articles (resources) about him and his work.
  • Townie Reading Group Guide
    A reading group guide by W.W. Norton, the publisher of Townie. Features sixteen discussion questions.
  • Brother's Keeper
    A family profile examining Andre's relationship with his younger brother Jeb, and their father.
    "Brother's Keeper." Boston Magazine. 2912 words. LexisNexis Academic. Web. Date Accessed: 2012/08/06.

Other Writings

  • Casualties of War -
    Dubus, Andre III. "Casualties of War." Boston Magazine Nov. 2004: 42. LexisNexis Academic. Web 31 July 2012.

Books written by Andre Dubus III

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Townie - Andre Dubus III
Call Number: PS3554.U2652 Z46 2011
ISBN: 0393064662
Publication Date: 2011

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House of Sand and Fog - Andre Dubus
Call Number: PS3554.U2652 H68 1999
ISBN: 0393046974
Publication Date: 1999-02-17

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The Garden of Last Days - Andre Dubus III
Call Number: Available in C/W MARS
ISBN: 0393335305
Publication Date: 2009

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Bluesman - Andre Dubus III
Call Number: PS3554.U2652 B58 2001
ISBN: 0375725164
Publication Date: 2001

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The Cage Keeper and Other Stories - Andre Dubus III
Call Number: PS3554.U2652 C34 2001
ISBN: 0375727744
Publication Date: 2001


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