Based on Thernstrom's article in "The New Yorker", here is the complete story of the murder-suicide that shocked Harvard. Drawing on the diaries kept by the murderer, Thernstrom constructs the inner life of a troubled girl whose cultural differences fueled her isolation and desperation. A gripping work, "Halfway Heaven" raises profound questions about the nature of attachment, female friendship, and the power of loneliness to transform love into destruction.

Halfway Heaven 1997, Doubleday Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780385487450