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The Prison Book Club
Author: Ann Walmsley

ISBN: 9781780748634
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 25 May 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4
Description:
Read your favourite books as you've never read them before - over the shoulders of dangerous criminals.

Ten years ago Ann Walmsley was mugged outside her house in Hampstead. She suffered PTSD and for a long time afterwards was afraid to walk down the street alone.

A few years later, her friend Carol asked her to participate in a bold new venture in a men's medium security prison. Ann was initially apprehensive: did she really want to be surrounded by violent criminals? Luckily, her curiosity won over, and she signed up for eighteen months, attending weekly meetings in a remote building a few hours outside of Toronto. There was no wine and cheese, plush furnishings or superficial chat about jobs or recent vacations. But a book club on the inside proved to be a place to share ideas, learn about each other and regain humanity. From The Grapes of Wrath to The Cellist of Sarajevo, and Outliers to Infidel, the book discussions became a springboard for frank conversations about loss, anger, redemption, heroism and loneliness.

We follow six book-club members who kept journals at Walmsley's request and particip...

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