Essays and Short Stories (2/24/21)

Today we are spotlighting short stories and essays with 14 stories about the depths of the human heart + essays exploring a senior federal judge’s take on the judiciary today.

WILD SWIMS: Stories by Dorthe Nors

“In this masterful collection of stories, Danish writer Nors (MIRROR, SHOULDER, SIGNAL, 2015) presents the lives of melancholy characters all yearning for something more meaningful.”–Booklist

WHY THE INNOCENT PLEAD GUILTY AND THE GUILTY GO FREE: And Other Paradoxes of Our Broken Legal System by Judge Jed S. Rakoff

“Federal judge Rakoff debuts with an excoriating and exceptionally knowledgeable analysis of flaws in the U.S. justice system…Rakoff builds his case with precise evidence and clear intent. The result is a persuasive and practicable call for reform.”–Publishers Weekly

WILD SWIMS: Stories by Dorthe Nors; 9781644450437; available now.
WHY THE INNOCENT PLEAD GUILTY AND THE GUILTY GO FREE: And Other Paradoxes of Our Broken Legal System by Judge Jed S. Rakoff; 9780374289997; available now.

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