Michael Patrick MacDonald, author of All Souls and Easter Rising, kicks off the BPL Fall Author Talk Series on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library in Copley Square. 

Having grown up in South Boston’s Old Colony housing project, MacDonald writes passionately about losing four siblings and seeing his generation decimated by poverty, crime, and addiction.

In anticipation MacDonald's talk at the BPL, we asked him to list his top Boston-based novels. See his picks for books that observe race, class, ethnicity, community, and social justice in Boston by clicking the link below.