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Girls of Tender Age captures 1950s Hartford in this endearing memoir that has several stories within one. We hear about Smith's Italian French heritage and her colorful family life. Yet her brother has autism during a period when no one knew or even talked of disabilities. Tyler is protected, shielded and ultimately kept at home and this tugs at Smith's heart throughout the book. It illuminates the difficulties people had expressing their emotions in the '50s and it's a real time capsule of life then. But the real story involves Irene, Tirone Smith's childhood friend who is murdered in the neighborhood by a two bit grifter with a penchant for young girls. Girls of Tender Age becomes a 1950s murder mystery with lots of good detective work and a sensitivity to details. The book's beginning is very strong and a page turner;the last third of book drags a bit. A worthwhile read.