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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join Bookshop Santa Cruz for a special discussion featuring Julia Reynolds, veteran local criminal justice reporter, and members of the Santa Cruz and Salinas community working for violence and gang prevention. With youth violence becoming such a pressing concern in our community and beyond, Julia Reynolds' work examines the nature of the problem today and some very promising solutions. Since...

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The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas

In October 2001, a Texas man went on a killing spree, shooting men he thought were Middle Eastern. His third victim, a Bangladeshi man, lived, and became an advocate for repealing his shooter’s death sentence. While this sounds like a difficult read, the author’s compelling writing makes it impossible to put down, and the story is filled with more hope and forgiveness than hate and pain. This is a truly thought-provoking, powerful book.

Reviewed by: 
Flannery
$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780393239508
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 5/2014

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