#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.
- Title: Just Mercy
- Author: Bryan Stevenson
- Genres: Biography, Autobiography
- Awards: NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction
Summary: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption revolves around the case of an innocent man, Walter McMillian, framed by the Sheriff, the District Attorney, and convicted by a Jury for the murder of a clerk in a dry cleaner’s shop. Condemned to die. This novel 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.
From the frontlines of social justice comes one of the most urgent voices of our era. Bryan Stevenson is a real-life, modern-day Atticus Finch who, through his work in redeeming innocent people condemned to death, has sought to redeem the country itself. This is a book of great power and courage. It is inspiring and suspenseful—a revelation.