Moehringer, J.R. Sutton
This historical novel, about America's most successful bank robber, is a great read. It is full of suspense, romance, and comedy, and it transported me back to New York City in the early twentieth century during the time of depressions, soaring unemployment, and bank panics. Born in the Irish slums of Brooklyn, Willie Sutton's early years were formed by extreme poverty, abusive older brothers, and distant parents. During his teenage years, Sutton met the love of his life and subsequently began his life of crime. Moehinger, the author of The Tender Bar, is a beautiful writer, and he created a book that transcends its subject and time. Highly recommended.