Deborah Rudacille

Apart from boarded-up houses, sucky public transportation, drugs, crime and often-corrupt city officials, Baltimore is a great place to live.

Deborah Rudacille’s third book, "Roots of Steel"—called “a careful, cohesive case-study of the American dream abandoned” by David Simon—was published in March 2010. "The Riddle of Gender," published in 2005, was a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and "The Scalpel and the Butterfly" was named one of the best nonfiction books of 2000 by The Los Angeles Times. Rudacille writes frequently for Urbanite, STYLE, Baltimore Brew and other local publications. With John Barry, she co-curates The New Mercury nonfiction reading series.

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