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The Resource The Prison Book Club

The Prison Book Club

Label
The Prison Book Club
Title
The Prison Book Club
Statement of responsibility
Ann Walmsley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Ann Walmsley was asked to take part in a book club in a men's prison, she was initially anxious: after a violent mugging a few years before, could she really cope being surrounded by violent criminals? Luckily, curiosity got the better of her, and she signed up for eighteen months of meetings with heavily tattooed inmates, talking about books ranging from The Grapes of Wrath to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. But this wasn't your typical book club – there was no wine and cheese, plush furniture or superficial chat about recent holidays. Classic works of fiction and non-fiction became springboards for frank discussions about loss, anger, redemption and loneliness, and for the men a prized oasis in which to regain a sense of humanity. In this heart-warming example of the rehabilitative power of reading, follow Graham the biker, Frank the gunman, Ben and Dread the drug dealers, and the robber duo Gaston and Peter as they share ideas and reveal their life stories. The Prison Book Club is unlike anything you've read before
Summary
The prison book club is an eye-opening look at inmates and the penal system, and the possibilities of redemption.
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Award
Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction, 2016.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10481335
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Walmsley, Ann
Dewey number
365.60971372
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Language Arts
  • Literary Criticism
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Prison Book Club
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3f65a95d-cdfa-4970-93af-342642bef782
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781780747842
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Prison Book Club
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3f65a95d-cdfa-4970-93af-342642bef782
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781780747842
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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