Welcome to the I’m Curious podcast official book club.
Curiosity doesn’t always lead us to the answers. But being curious enough to ask questions—and, more importantly, listen—brings us closer. It brings us closer to each other, into tenderness and kinship. Because it’s only when we get curious that we begin to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes: I see you in me.
This book club is not here to teach us, but to expand us, to let the playful spirit of curiosity lead us to where we’ve always belonged: in communion with each other.
First Book: The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton
Meeting: Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00 pm EST*
*All meetings are virtual, via Zoom. Zoom link provided upon RSVP.
About The Sun Does Shine:
In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free.
But with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in agonizing silence―full of despair and anger toward all those who had sent an innocent man to his death. But as Hinton realized and accepted his fate, he resolved not only to survive, but find a way to live on Death Row. For the next twenty-seven years he was a beacon―transforming not only his own spirit, but those of his fellow inmates, fifty-four of whom were executed mere feet from his cell. With the help of civil rights attorney and bestselling author of Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, Hinton won his release in 2015.
With a foreword by Stevenson, The Sun Does Shine is an extraordinary testament to the power of hope sustained through the darkest times. Destined to be a classic memoir of wrongful imprisonment and freedom won, Hinton’s memoir tells his dramatic thirty-year journey and shows how you can take away a man’s freedom, but you can’t take away his imagination, humor, or joy.
(Description from Amazon)
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“Do not now seek the answers…Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
—Rainer Maria Rilke