Today's Special by the Brooklyn-based artist and chef Julia Ziegler-Haynes illustrates the final meals or "special meals,” requested by 24 death row inmates on the eve of their execution. The book examines the human condition through the contrast of capital punishment and the "forgiving" gesture of granting one last request.
Hardcover, 12 x 9 inches, 64 pages, fully illustrated, $35.
[Note: Hat tip Omo Bob. Scare quotes around forgiving courtesy JBR]