The Death Row Book Club

I've just returned from a few days in Arizona, where I was captivated by the desert — in particular, the botanical gardens in Phoenix were like an unexpected beautifully wrapped present that I had the best time unwrapping. While I was away, I spent a lot of time reading (as I'm wont to do when I have any amount of free time) and I was taken by this piece about an inmate sentenced to death who started a book club. The writing is beautiful, the story is sad and hopeful and sad again, and it's part of a longer story that I will be reading soon enough: The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton is now on my list for my own book club..