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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.


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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