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Freedom Readers: The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton.

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Date(s) - 08/26/2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Branches Books & Gifts


Please join us on Monday, August 26th at 5:30 PM for the Freedom Readers Book Club meeting. The August selection is The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton.

“Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison for opposing a racist system in South Africa. Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years on death row because a racist system still exists in America. Both emerged from their incarceration with a profound capacity to forgive. They are stunning examples of how the most horrendous cruelty can lead to the most transcendent compassion. The Sun Does Shine is both a cautionary tale for all who think that a great nation can easily forget its past and inspiring proof of the inability to condemn a man’s capacity for hope, love, and joy. An amazing and heartwarming story, it restores our faith in the inherent goodness of humanity.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

This book club is open to the public and will concentrate on fiction and non-fiction titles based around political or current cultural themes. We invite healthy debate and discussion! Topics & opinions discussed do not necessarily reflect Branches Books & Gifts employees viewpoints. Please call (559) 641-2019 or email for more information.


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