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Hart Readers*

WHAT: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, Led by Rev. Cathy Zappa and Dr. Catherine Meeks
WHEN: Wednesday, September 7, 2016, from 6:30PM - 7:30PM
WHERE: The Cathedral of St. Philip Walthour Library,  2744 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 (in the atrium)

In these masterful stories, steeped in realism, Joyce creates an exacting portrait of his native city, showing how it reflects the general decline of Irish culture and civilization. Joyce compels attention by the power of its unique vision of the world, its controlling sense of the truths of human experience.

Rev. Cathy Zappa and Dr. Catherine Meeks will lead a discussion around Bryan Stevenson's book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.  The discussion of Stevenson's book is a prelude to his appearance at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in late September.  Just Mercy has been honored as #1 New York Times Bestseller.  Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, Esquire, and Time.

From School Library Journal:  What is the one commonality of people on death row? If the victim is white, the perpetrator is 11 times more likely to be condemned to die than if the victim is black. When Stevenson was a 23-year-old Harvard law student, he started an internship in Georgia where his first assignment was to deliver a message to a man living on death row. This assignment became his calling: representing the innocent, the inadequately defended, the children, the domestic abuse survivors, the mentally ill-the imprisoned. This fast-paced book reads like a John Grisham novel.

*Hart Readers is a community reading group. On first Wednesdays, from 6:30-7:30 pm, readers from the church parish and the broader community will gather at the Cathedral Book Store to discuss contemporary books and issues from a theological perspective. Discussions are facilitated by various clergy and lay teachers. We will not meet during Lent. For more information, call Kerith Lee at 404-237-7582 or email cbs3@mindspring.com

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