The Innocent Man by John Grisham
Commonly a fiction writer, John Grisham is the award-winning and bestselling novelist behind thrillers such as The Pelican Brief, A Time to Kill, The Runaway Jury, and The Firm. Many of his works have been adapted into successful high-budget films over the years. In 2006, Grisham switched things up when he wrote his first nonfiction book, The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town. The story detailed the life and unjust conviction of Ron Williamson, an Oklahoma-born minor league baseball player who was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of Debbie Carter in 1982. The Innocent Man covers the crime and arrest, trial and conviction, and Williamson's eventual exoneration. Grab a copy today to learn how and why the justice system failed, and how it worked to right an incredible wrong.