The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak
I am enjoying this novel so much. Wonderful characters.
In 1950s Louisiana, Ginny lived in the shadow of the prison. When she was eight, her prison-guard father was murdered by an inmate, and her mother insisted that Ginny witness his killer's execution. As an adult, Ginny goes back to the prison as the cook, and discovers a special calling to prepare the last meals for the condemned, even taking care to reach out to their family members for favorite family recipes.