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right here ultimately are the simplest of Dermot Meagher's stories of lifestyles as a pass judgement on in Boston Municipal courtroom, the place he presided over real-life instances rivaling the easiest of David E. Kelley's The perform, Boston criminal, and best friend McBeal. those true-to-life tales, a few of which first seemed in Boston and DoubleTake magazines, show off a author of infrequent expertise and humor: a Harvard-educated "man of the people," who has visible all of it but by no means misplaced his skill to be stunned by means of the parade of humanity that got here ahead of his bench-from the offbeat to the interestingly affecting to the downright tragic (not to say tragicomic). a sensible, wry, and disarmingly humane observer of human foibles, pass judgement on Meagher waives judicial discretion and deliberates in a much more accepted to literature than to any courtroom of legislation (but with names replaced to guard the blameless in addition to the not-so-innocent). pass judgement on Meagher's nice fulfillment in pass judgement on Sentences is to offer us a voice of justice rendered as kindness and humor instead of judgment and self-discipline. In those highly attractive and provocative stories of disorder and clash, readers have the privilege of experiencing an aspect of Boston (and the USA) that's differently principally hidden from public view. actual lifestyles usually is stranger than fiction, and choose Meagher indicates us simply how strange-and how pressing and real-it can be.

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