Special Book Club discussion of Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Please join us for a special book club discussion of Just Mercy by attorney, author, and activist Bryan Stevenson.

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.


This special book club event is part of community gear-up for Stevenson's FREE public lecture at UNCA April 25th, sponsored by The Dave and Lin Brown Visionary Speaker Series and The Van Winkle Law Firm Public Policy Lecture. Copies of Just Mercy are 10% off for book club attendees. 


 

Event address: 
Malaprop's Books and Cafe
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812984965
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Spiegel & Grau - August 18th, 2015