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Novelist Beverly Uses True Crime to Reflect on the Death of Her Son

Lowry's new non-fiction book, "Crossed Over" was her way to understand the life and death of her son, Peter, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident. The book interweaves Peter's story with that of Karla Faye Tucker, a woman on death row in Texas. Both had happy early childhoods but became troubled teenagers, rebellious, angry and out of control.

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Other segments from the episode on September 21, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 21, 1992: Interview with Beverly Lowry; Interview with Floyd Salas; Review of Madonna's book "Sex."

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