The Prisoner and the Chaplain

The Prisoner and the Chaplain What if prison was the only world that existed for you now and everything else was a story What if you weren t sure if you were guilty but wanted forgiveness in any form The Prisoner and the Chaplain

  • Title: The Prisoner and the Chaplain
  • Author: Michelle Berry
  • ISBN: 9781928088431
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • What if prison was the only world that existed for you now and everything else was a story What if you weren t sure if you were guilty but wanted forgiveness in any form The Prisoner and the Chaplain is about two men one man awaiting execution, the other man listening to his story As the hours drain away, the chaplain must decide if the prisoner s story is an off the cWhat if prison was the only world that existed for you now and everything else was a story What if you weren t sure if you were guilty but wanted forgiveness in any form The Prisoner and the Chaplain is about two men one man awaiting execution, the other man listening to his story As the hours drain away, the chaplain must decide if the prisoner s story is an off the cuff confession or a last bid for salvation As the chaplain listens he realizes a life has many stories, and he has his own story to tell a last ditch plea for forgiveness told to someone who will never be able to repeat it Each man is guilty in his own way, and their stories have led them to the same room, a room that only one of them will leave alive If you had only twelve hours left to live, what would you have to say

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    • Kymberley says:

      Wow! I did not want to stop reading this. From the moment I curled up in the sun, with my sangria and this book I was transported. Taken to a place I will never experience outside the pages of a book. I was taken to death row.From inside the small room, with no windows and stale air the Prisoner and the Chaplain spend 12 hours - the Prisoner's last 12 hours together. It's a journey for both men woven within the pages; the Prisoner sharing from his life but the Chaplain is also reflecting on his [...]

    • Karan says:

      appreciation built over the pages, stunning image - gull pierced by arrow, flying and calling - one of this year's favourites.

    • Karen Lowe says:

      To quote the blurb: If you only had 12 hours left to live, what would you say?Michelle Berry has written a wonderfully engaging book about the lives of 2 men during these 12 hours, how they are similar yet different. The premise is unique- the last hours before an execution. Sounds limited but she expertly delivers a rich and engaging plot that kept this reader's interest even as I felt the Chaplain's weariness and stiffness. The book's ending is came too quickly. It left me thinking about the w [...]

    • Paula says:

      Thanks to Word On The Street for a free copy of this book. I was very excited to receive a copy of The Prisoner and the Chaplain and to be able to discuss it in a book club with the author, Michelle Berry. As with all her prior novels, which I have devoured, her writing is beautiful, her characters are compelling and her plots are thought provoking. The Prisoner and the Chaplain takes us to a version of death row in the final 12 hours of an inmate's life. We hear about the backstory of not only [...]

    • Vicki says:

      3 1/2 to 4 stars and wow, I am still a little shaky from the powerful momentum culminating in a provocative ending that Berry has forged here. I hope to come back with more detailed thoughts after this one has settled in my brain a bit more. It's not for the faint of heart, but I can definitely recommend it.

    • Ann Douglas says:

      A beautifully crafted novel that grapples with what it means to be guilty (both in the eyes of the law and within your own soul). A compelling story featuring two memorable and wonderfully flawed characters.

    • J.H.Gordon says:

      This set up of a conversation between a prisoner and spiritual adviser is a well-worn device but Michelle Berry makes it feel original and fresh. The story-telling can be brutal and unsparing at times but there is a great deal of compassion in the writing as well. I found this book incredibly difficult to put down and stayed up way past my bed time to finish it - a sure sign of a great read.

    • Michelle says:

      This is an amazing book. A quiet contemplation on what it means to be human, and a reminder that we all have a story. My heart ached for prisoner Larry, despite his evil actions that led him to his final 12 hours on death row. No one is born hoping to be a bad person. Inside, we are all a product of our past and present. While so many people are cavalier when it comes to capital punishment, believing "an eye for an eye" as we go on living our lives, this book should give us pause. It should make [...]

    • Sandra says:

      Thank you to giveaways for the opportunity to read this wonderful book. The last twelve hours of a prisoner's life on death row and what he chooses to tell his Chaplain during that time is fascinating.

    • Amie says:

      I was worried about reading till the end as you know something bad was coming and it does.Still a good read.

    • Nancy Croth says:

      What a great read! One wouldn't think so given that the story is about a man who is down to his last twelve hours on earth before his execution for a heinous crime. The chaplain who is to accompany the prisoner during this final stage of his life is a substitute for the regular chaplain who has been known to the prisoner, Larry during his 10 years on death row. The chaplain, Jim, has tried to get up to speed about Larry’s life and crimes but knows that he is entering into a situation for which [...]

    • Kbeckermann says:

      Berry takes us back and forth between Jim and Larry, as well as, back in forth in time. She slowly reveals Larry's story, as told to Jim, and their shared experience in the last 12 hours. The narrative and story telling are gripping and it is easy to get drawn quickly into this book. The ending isn't a total surprise but I was very frustrated with Jim's character. I can't decide if it is because of the amount of focus Berry gave to his struggles or if I was frustrated with him as a person. If it [...]

    • Fawn says:

      Couldn’t put this book down, really enjoyed this read.

    • Hannah says:

      3 1/2-4 out of 5 stars

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