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The prison book club, Ann Walmsley

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The prison book club
Title
The prison book club
Statement of responsibility
Ann Walmsley
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A daring journalist goes behind bars to explore the redemptive power of books with bikers, bank robbers, and gunmen. An attack in London left Ann Walmsley unable to walk alone down the street, and shook her belief in the fundamental goodness of people. A few years later, when a friend asked her to participate in a bold new venture in a men's medium security prison, Ann had to weigh her curiosity and desire to be of service against her anxiety and fear. But she signed on, and for eighteen months went to a remote building at Collins Bay, meeting a group of heavily tattooed book club members without the presence of guards or security cameras. There was no wine and cheese, no plush furnishings. But a book club on the inside proved to be a place to share ideas and regain a sense of humanity. For the men, the books were rare prized possessions, and the meetings were an oasis of safety and a respite from isolation in an otherwise hostile environment. Having been judged themselves, they were quick to make judgments about the books they read. As they discussed the obstacles the characters faced, they revealed glimpses of their own struggles that were devastating and comic. From The Grapes of Wrath to The Cellist of Sarajevo, Outliers to Infidel, the book discussions became a springboard for frank conversations about loss, anger, redemption, and loneliness." --Publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
365/.6092271372
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The prison book club, Ann Walmsley
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-276)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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23 cm.
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Extent
xv, 279 pages
Isbn
9781780747835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921186055
  • (AuCNLKIN)000055471932

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