The Prison Book Club

The Prison Book Club

Book - 2015
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The prison book club is an eye-opening look at inmates and the penal system, and the possibilities of redemption.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Viking, 2015
ISBN: 9780670069484
0670069485
Branch Call Number: 365.6092271372 Wal
Characteristics: xv, 279 pages

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racing14 Sep 10, 2017

A wonderful book that documents the author's journey confronting her fear in a unique way. Books and reading have a powerful effect. It was interesting to read how the group discussion went as I had read many of the books.
A great book club selection

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chloecat
Dec 25, 2016

This is a very good book, and I was happy to hear that these book clubs exist in Canadian penal institutions. The insight that many of the prisoners had were very interesting to read, and I enjoyed their critiques of the books they read. I belong to a library based book club, and our group has read many of the same books as noted here. Highly recommend.

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sdodge66
Sep 26, 2016

The Prison Book Club, journalist Ann Walmsley's memoir about running a book club in an Ontario men's prison, has been crowned the winner of the 2016 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Nonfiction.

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Eil_1
May 30, 2016

An insightful look into the minds of the book club members as they comment on the many books they've read. Congratulations to the people who have contributed to this prison activity.

smc01 Mar 15, 2016

As the moderator of library book clubs, I found this to be an amazingly insightful read. There is a lot to be admired in the prison book clubs, in the people who run them and the prisoners who are members. The book is full of tips for running a successful book club meeting and of unexpectedly insightful comments from the men. Ann Walmsley was honest in voicing her concerns in working with the prisoners. I love her conclusion - that given the choice between attending a meeting of her women's book club in Toronto and and attending a meeting of the prison book club, she would take the prison book club every time.

dairyqueen Jan 07, 2016

I really enjoyed reading the inmates comments on the many books I have read.

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