Monday, September 2, 2019

Six top social justice books

Karin Slaughter is one of the world's most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 37 languages, with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her nineteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter. Her most recent novel, The Last Widow, features Sara Linton and Will Trent. A native of Georgia, Slaughter currently lives in Atlanta. Her novels Cop Town, The Good Daughter, and Pieces of Her are all in development for film and television.

At The Week magazine, Slaughter tagged six of her favorite social justice books, including:
American Terrorist by Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck (2001).

There is very little daylight between Tim­o­thy McVeigh's perverse dogma (captured during 75 hours of interviews) and what we're hearing from white supremacist ex­trem­ists today. The man who bombed an Okla­ho­ma City federal building in 1995 was not a lone wolf. He was immersed in a white power movement with tentacles that have reached from Charles­ton to Char­lottes­ville to Christ­church and back again.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue