ANN WALMSLEY is a magazine journalist whose work has appeared in The Globe and Mail and Maclean's. She is the recipient of four National Magazine Awards, a Canadian Business Journalism Award and two International Regional Magazine Awards. She founded her first book club at age nine. She lives in Toronto with her family.
"Empathetic and insightful. . . . A strong case for the humanizing
power of literature." -Quill & Quire
"A lively and warm account of her eighteen months in two prison book clubs. . . . This book is a testament to what reading together can do in prison. . . . Walmsley shows how reading and rehabilitation can go hand-in-hand." -The Times Literary Supplement
"Quietly captures the transformative power of literature in a tough place." -The Globe and Mail
"A story of redemption and transcending the victim mentality." -New York Post
"Enough to make you want to start your own little book club." -Kobo.com