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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Paperback)

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Don’t be fooled by the pleasant cover with lovely trees lining the edges of the book. You are about to enter a hell that is even more terrifying because you are complicit in its continuation. The stories of the poor, the black, the disabled, and the minors, who have been caught up in a seriously flawed judicial system that still, unlike most of the world, allows capital punishment to continue will break you. Stevenson asks us to “embrace our broken natures” so that we can express our humanness and compassion, and he does so in beautiful, powerful language. This is one of the best, most painful books I have ever read.

— Linda

November 2014 Indie Next List

“The history of incarceration in America is deeply colored by our history of racism and poverty. Stevenson's work providing legal aid to death row inmates exposes truly inhumane, unjust practices and astonishing legal carelessness often fueled by outright prejudice. Just Mercy does not stop at reportage, but examines the costs to the individual, the family, the community, and society at large of these practices. This is a powerful book about one man's efforts to address injustice and a clarion call for reform not just for those imprisoned, but for a society that has lost its way.”
— Sheryl Cotleur, Copperfield's Books, Sebastopol, CA

Product Details
ISBN: 9789863443483
ISBN-10: 9863443484
Publisher: Mai Tian/Tsai Fong Books
Publication Date: June 4th, 2016
Pages: 432
Language: Chinese