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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,  2744 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 (in the Gould Room)
RSVP: Please RSVP online by clicking here. For more information, contact Kerith Lee, 404-237-7582 or cbs3@mindspring.com by September 2. 

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

2016 Jane Baird Lecture with Melissa Fay Greene

WHEN: Thursday, October 6, 2016, from 7:00PM - 9:00PM
WHERE: The Cathedral of St. Philip,  2744 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 (in the Child Hall)
RSVP: Please RSVP online by clicking here. For more information, contact Kerith Lee, 404-237-7582 or cbs3@mindspring.com. 

The Cathedral Bookstore is pleased to announce the tenth annual Jane Baird lecture with guest author Melissa Fay Greene. The lecture will be followed by a book signing by the author.

Melissa’s work has been translated into 15 languages and has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Book Award nominations, a National Book Critics Circle Award nomination, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize, the Southern Book Critics Circle Award, the ACLU National Civil Liberties Award, the Hadassah Myrtle Wreath Award, Elle Magazine’s Readers’ Prize, the Salon Book Prize, a Lyndhurst Foundation Fellowship, a Dog Writers of America Award, and induction into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. She has contributed to The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Newsweek, LIFE, MS, CNN.com, and other periodicals. Praying For Sheetrock was named one of the top 100 works of English-language journalism of the 20th century and appears on Entertainment Weekly‘s list of “The New Classics - The 100 Best Books of the Last 25 Years.”

A native of Macon, Georgia, childhood resident of Dayton, Ohio, and 1975 graduate of Oberlin College, Melissa and her husband, defense attorney Don Samuel, live in Atlanta and are the parents of nine.

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