Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
This amazing book about the author’s work with death row inmates, particularly in the deep South, is both inspiring and depressing. Far from being a dry discussion of cases or sociological issues, his stories of clients and their problems, and the ingrained racism that permeates the justice system, is highly readable and very compelling. While some of us wondered whether he ever had difficult or abusive clients, his argument that our justice system must incorporate mercy is riveting. It made us want to move to Alabama to help. (Well, kinda.) Highly recommended.
Every month, a group of ACBA members gathers to discuss this month’s reading selection. We alternate between fiction and non-fiction, and try to choose books that have at least something to do with the law. We really do talk about the books – also, of course, we drink wine, eat cookies, and get to know each other. Do you like to read? Come join us!
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