Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the System and the Two Women Who Found Him by Laura Caldwell
Published by Free Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster
Back when Margie and Sue, my fabulous bookseller friends, were helping me to plan this month devoted to Chicago Authors, we came across an upcoming nonfiction book by novelist Laura Caldwell. It turns out, Caldwell founded the “Life After Innocence” project after representing a young man named Jovan Mosely who was, as I understand it, coerced into a false confession, after which he went six years without his case being brought to trial. This first work of nonfiction, “Long Way Home” is Caldwell’s account of this case and how it changed both Mosely’s life and her own.
Margie and I both wanted to read this, but since she’s the lawyer, we agreed that she would be a better reviewer for it. I think this was a good choice, because she wrote a fabulous review of it earlier this week, which I highly encourage you to check out. Go ahead, I’ll wait:
I read just the first and last few pages of “Long Way Home” before passing it off to Margie, but I could already tell it was going to be an extremely interesting book. After reading Margie’s review, I’m really hoping I can snag it back from her soon!
In addition to this work of nonfiction, Laura Caldwell had previously written women’s fiction before turning to the mystery/thriller genre.
Laura Caldwell’s website
Other Books by Laura Caldwell:
“Red, White and Dead”
“Red Blooded Murder”
“Red Hot Lies”
“The Good Liar”
“The Rome Affair”
“The Night I Got Lucky”
“The Year of Living Famously”
“A Clean Slate”
“Burning the Map”