Joseph Gold

Books Change Lives by Cindy Hulsey

I recently stumbled upon a new book that caught my attention; Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates.  Who could resist such a provocative title? I must admit that as a librarian I already subscribed to the notion that books have the power to change lives, so the author was preaching to the choir.  However, this book made me think about a lot of things, not the least of which was the U.S. prison system.