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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice & Redemption (2014) by Bryan Stevenson is the library's first "Good Conversations" pick of 2019.
From the publisher:
"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."
Dixon Moorhead will lead an informal discussion of the book on Sunday, January 27 from 2-3PM at the library. Print and digital copies are available at the West Fargo Public Library, and at other area libraries and bookstores.
The West Fargo Public Library hosts Good Conversations book discussions on a quarterly basis. All discussions are free and open to the public. Learn more about book clubs at WFPL.