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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

 

Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran

By Shirin Ebadi

Read the starred review from Publishers Weekly.

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This compelling new book releases today:
 

Writing My Wrongs:
Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison

Shaka Senghor

Hardback: Convergent Books, 2016
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]  [  Kindle ]
 
 

We are pleased to run this excerpt…

 
 

AFTERWORD

Detroit, Michigan
September 2015

Earlier this year, I was rummaging through the footlocker where I store my journals, letters, and legal documents—the same locker that I carried from prison to prison for 19 years. I was looking for my parole papers when I came across a letter I had gotten from the godmother of my victim, nearly six years into my incarceration. It stopped me in my tracks.
 
The letter, dated July 31, 1997, had arrived during the point of my incarceration when I was torn between old instincts and new possibilities. I wanted to change—but I didn’t want it enough. If you had asked the corrections officers around me that day if they held any hope for me, they would have at least hesitated. More likely, they would have laughed.
 
But not the woman whose family I had shattered by a bullet. She had hope. She believed that transformation could happen, even for me.
 
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