Dorothy Van Soest

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Dorothy Van Soest is a writer, social worker, political and community activist, and educator who holds an undergraduate degree in English literature and a Masters and Ph.D. in Social Work. She is currently Professor Emerita at the University of Washington with a publication record of eleven books and over fifty journal articles, essays, and book chapters that tackle complex and controversial issues related to violence, oppression, and injustice.

Her novel, Just Mercy (Fall 2014, Apprentice House) was informed by her widely acclaimed investigation of the lives of thirty-seven men who were executed by Texas in 1997 and inspired by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Victim Offender Mediation/Dialogue program. Just Mercy personalizes th
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Just Mercy

3.86 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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At the Center

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Death, Unchartered

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Sheila's Trifecta

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Death, Unchartered: A Novel

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The Global Crisis of Violen...

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Diversity Education For Soc...

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Thank you to Joe Martin and Real Change newspaper for the wonderful review of Just Mercy. http://realchangenews.org/index.php/s...
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“If I waited for perfection I would never write a word.
- Margaret Atwood”
Dorothy Van Soest

“There's a frightful muteness that dwells at the center of all unspeakable things, and I had found my way into it.”
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“The tears of the world are a constant quantity, the same is true of the laugh.”
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