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Books Behind Bars: Titles Set In Prison

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Jill has a new memoir coming out on July 2 called Reading Behind Bars which is all about her experiences as a prison librarian. In today's episode, along with talking about her book she also discusses some other books set in prison. Her list includes fiction, nonfiction, and titles written from prison.

To get a sneak peek of Jill's book Reading Behind Bars, visit her website at https://www.jillgrunenwald.com/sneak-peek

Books Mentioned In This Episode:

Reading Behind Bars by Jill Grunenwald

Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

Out of Orange by Cleary Wolters

Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates

American Prison by Shane Bauer

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

Affinity by Sarah Waters

Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King

Green Mile by Stephen King

Cherry by Nico Walker

Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

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