Suburban raised, Ivy League educated, Amy Friedman is a newspaper columnist whose life seems charmed until the day she visits a penitentiary seeking to learn how prisons operate. Inside, to her own and everyone else's surprise, she begins to fall in love with a man serving year 7 of a 13 to Life sentence for murder. And yes, Will is guilty. Ultimately, she marries Will behind prison walls and becomes part of a world once entirely unknown to her.With his two daughters at her side, her life becomes a battle against prison officials and politicians, a struggle to keep the family afloat, and a steep climb in learning how justice works, and for whom. For seven years, with help of Will's young daughters, friends who stand by her and some new friends like One Woman Army author Claire Culhane, Amy works towards Will's parole. When Will is released, he is unprepared for life outside. As he disintegrates, so does the marriage. What remains in its wake is a sadder, wiser woman, a strong bond with the girls she has helped to raise, and deep and hard-won wisdom about both justice and love.
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