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Phyllis Karas, author of “Women of Southie”, to speak in Marblehead on Tuesday Oct. 30

Marblehead, Ma. The new book by Phyllis Karas.

Marblehead, Ma. 10-1-18. The new book by Phyllis Karas.

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Marblehead, Ma. Phyllis Karas and her new book, "Women of Southie."

Marblehead, Ma. 10-1-18. Phyllis Karas and her new book Women of Southie.

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Phyllis Karas, Anna and baby Annabella Weeks

Phyllis Karas, Anna and baby Annabella Weeks

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MARBLEHEAD — Meet Phyllis Karas. Grandmother. Doctor’s wife. Mob biographer. “How does a nice Jewish grandmother from Marblehead get involved with South Boston mobsters?” asks Karas, repeating the reporter’s obvious question. It all started after Karas, a journalist and former professor at Boston University’s School of Journalism, in a 1998 book wrote about Aristotle Onassis’…

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