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With the year coming to an end, the long-awaited “best of” lists have begun rolling in and one of the latest to kick off the trend is Amazon with its coveted “Best Books of 2020” list.
Curated and compiled by Amazon book editors, this list includes titles that range across several categories from literature to cookbooks. The book that reigned supreme, however, is the Brittany K. Barnett-authored criminal procedure-themed A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice and Freedom.
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Described as “an urgent call to free those buried alive by America’s legal system,” this book, in addition to being dubbed the best of 2020, is lauded by several scholars and political pundits for its timely messaging.
CNN host and political commentator Van Jones called A Knock at Midnight “an essential book for our time.” Journalist and The Washington Post opinion columnist Michele Norris also sang its praises, calling it “a memoir that offers an irresistible invitation to examine the evolution and the impact of injustice in America.”
Barnett’s talents as a writer and best-selling author have also been praised by several respected reviewers and outlets. Van Jones further called her a “first-rate storyteller” with the likes of Booklist and the Library Journal praising the lawyer and activist for “telling each client’s story fully” and weaving together “memoir, biography and legal drama in a powerful and moving story.”
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If you enjoyed this story, check out the 10 best books of 2020, according to Amazon editors.
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