Dan Barry has roamed the country for years as a national correspondent for The New York Times, illuminating memorable characters in offbeat and workaday pockets of America. He chose to develop one of those stories into a book-length narrative, and we are all the richer for it.
Photos of Terrence Tusan and his brother Joseph Tusan, Donna's deceased sons, and Donna Tusan in her home in Arlington, Texas on Sunday Nov. 22, 2015. Donna lost both of her sons to violence. (Rachel Woolf/Staff Photographer) A year after the Christmastime killing of her youngest son, Donna Tusan now has some answers to the question: Why go on?
WEST - With a congregation of more than 1,500 people torn apart by loss before him, the Rev. John Crowder spoke Thursday of hope and renewal. "We won't let our disaster define us," said the First Baptist Church of West pastor. "We won't let our past confine us."