(Be sure to see the end notes below regarding discounted book purchase option in support of the Equal Justice Initiative and Pinot & Prose schedule change for October.)
A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.
Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. — Summary courtesy of Goodreads.com
Purchase Note: Starbucks is featuring Just Mercy for $10.40 (retail price: $16.00) and for every copy of Just Mercy sold in Starbucks stores, Starbucks will donate 100% of its profits to the Equal Justice Initiative, the organization author Bryan Stevenson founded.
Scheduling Note: Due to the October 28th MakerSpace event, the Pinot & Prose Book Club will not meet for a discussion in October. The discussion of Just Mercy will be scheduled for Wednesday, November 18th at 11:30 a.m. at Walter Mitty’s.