Bookshop Santa Cruz’s Community Book Group
Led by Julie Minnis with a discussion with JOHN HUBNER
“Last Chance in Texas: The Redemption of Criminal Youth”
BOOKSHOP’S FOURTH BOOK GROUP
We are celebrating our fourth Community Book Group—a monthly Book Group, open to everyone in the community and centered on works by local authors. Bookshop’s next community selection is with Santa Cruz resident, John Hubner, for his book, Last Chance in Texas: The Redemption of Criminal Youth. A powerful, bracing and deeply spiritual look at intensely, troubled youth, Last Chance in Texas gives a stirring account of the way one remarkable prison rehabilitates its inmates.
Cutting through the political platitudes surrounding the controversial issue of juvenile justice, Hubner lays bare the complex ties between abuse and violence. By turns wrenching and uplifting, Last Chance in Texas tells a profoundly moving story about the children who grow up to inflict on others the violence that they themselves have suffered. It is a story of horror and heartbreak, yet ultimately full of hope. The meeting will feature a discussion at 7:30pm facilitated by Julie Minnis, followed by a dialogue with the author John Hubner at 8:00 pm. Last Chance in Texas will be discounted to the whole community at 10% off its cover price from August 26th until the September 25th meeting date (for those last minute readers!). We hope you’ll join us! (booksense)