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There Is a Balm in Huntsville
There Is a Balm in Huntsville

There Is a Balm in Huntsville

A True Story of Tragedy and Restoration from the Heart of the Texas Prison System


250 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $19.99)

Publication Date: April 2019

ISBN 9781947597105

Rights: WOR

Walnut Street Books (Apr 2019)


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An engaging nonfiction narrative of a young prisoner facing his victims through the restorative justice process: an alternative strategy for America's broken justice system and mass incarceration

Two teenagers are killed in a tragic vehicular homicide one night in Texas. Should the 19-year-old drunk driver plead guilty? If so, how long a prison sentence would await him? This nonfiction narrative follows his painful journey, as well as those of his victims' families. Is it possible for victims of violent crime to confront criminals face-to-face? Eventually, the young prisoner becomes involved in some of the first victim-offender dialogues in the country and discovers restorative justice. There Is a Balm in Huntsville, a true story that is both sobering and hopeful, will touch teenagers, teachers, parents, counselors, and professionals in the field. There is a Balm in Huntsville gives hope to all who are confronted by misfortune.

Author Biography

T. Carlos Anderson is a writer, blogger, and speaker living in Austin, Texas. He has served 30 years as a bilingual community leader with a special focus on social and economic inequalities.