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Old 01-11-2019, 10:24 AM
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Identify this book, from scant clues

My wife was reading a book, maybe 5-10 years ago, and left it on a trip, so she never got to finish it. She doesn't remember the title or the author.

She said that the story revolves around a an African-American boy who accidentally shoots and kills his brother. Everyone thinks that it was gang-related, and at the point where she left the book, it hadn't been revealed yet that he had done it.

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Old 01-14-2019, 08:21 AM
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Bumping this, for the Monday crowd.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:09 AM
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I haven't read any of these, but here are a few with similar themes I've found on Goodreads:

Evening News by Marly Swick

Bang by Barry Lyga

Echo by Kate Morgenroth
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:21 AM
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I found a couple more candidates by searching library catalogs for the subject heading "Firearms accidents -- fiction"

American Youth by Phil Lamarche

Ghosting by Edith Pattou
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:25 AM
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Okay, just one more and I'll shut up.

The Lie by Oscar H. Bennett
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:20 AM
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Thanks for all the suggestions - I'll pass them on to my wife.
If you have any other candidates, please post back!
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:04 PM
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Just got an email from my wife, and she said it was “The Lie” by Oscar H. Bennett!

Thanks for your help, bibliophage.
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:32 PM
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Make enough wild guesses and one of them is bound to be right. If only I could erase my first two posts, I could call myself a sharpshooter.
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