Stranger Than Fiction


I read the Assistant Warden’s e-mail four or five times, but I still could not grasp its implications. All I could think about was the ten copies of Toni Morrison’s Beloved I had just bought.

For Lit Hub, Mikita Brottman details her experience having the book club she ran at the Jessup Correctional Facility be inexplicably terminated. Her story of the shadowy figures handing down the baseless verdict would make for a great fiction read were it not for the fact that it actually happened.

Theodora Messalas is a New York-based writer and editor who could easily be talked into going to grad school. More from this author →