Just Mercy, A Story of Justice and Redemption (Book, Review): Tipstor® Pick

#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.

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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.

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