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Grace Will Lead Us Home - Book
Grace Will Lead Us Home - Book
 
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An advance reader's special edition of Pulitzer prize winning journalist
Jennifer Berry Hawes' new book Grace Will Lead Us Home.

A deeply moving work of narrative nonfiction on the tragic shootings at the
Mother Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina.

On June 17, 2015, twelve members of the historically black Emanuel AME Church in
Charleston, South Carolina welcomed a young white man to their evening Bible
study. He arrived with a pistol, 88 bullets, and hopes of starting a race war.
Dylann Roof’s massacre of nine innocents during their closing prayer horrified
the nation. Two days later, some relatives of the dead stood at Roof’s hearing
and said, “I forgive you.” That grace offered the country a hopeful ending
to an awful story. But for the survivors and victims’ families, the journey
had just begun.

In Grace Will Lead Us Home, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jennifer Berry
Hawes provides a definitive account of the tragedy’s aftermath. With
unprecedented access to the grieving families and other key figures, Hawes
offers a nuanced and moving portrait of the events and emotions that emerged in
the massacre’s wake.

The two adult survivors of the shooting begin to make sense of their lives
again. Rifts form between some of the victims’ families and the church. A
group of relatives fights to end gun violence, capturing the attention of
President Obama. And a city in the Deep South must confront its racist past.
This is the story of how, beyond the headlines, a community of people begins to
heal.

An unforgettable and deeply human portrait of grief, faith, and forgiveness,
Grace Will Lead Us Home is destined to be a classic in the finest tradition of
journalism.




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