Come enjoy lively discussions in a small group setting once a month @ the library.
Morning groups meet the 2nd Thursday at 10:30 am.
Evening groups meet the 3rd Thursday at 6:00 pm.
Both groups will read the same book: Defending Jacob by William Landay.
2012 Booklist Review for Defending Jacob:
A 14-year-old boy is stabbed to death in the park near his middle school in an upper-class Boston suburb, and Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber takes the case, despite the fact that his son, Jacob, was a classmate of the victim. But when the bloody fingerprint on the victim’s clothes turns out to be Jacob’s, Barber is off the case and out of his office, devoting himself solely to defending his son. Even Barber’s never-before-disclosed heritage as the son and grandson of violent men who killed becomes potential courtroom fodder, raising the question of a “murder gene.” Within the structure of a grand jury hearing a year after the murder, Landay gradually increases apprehension. As if peeling the layers of an onion, he raises personal and painful ethical issues pertaining to a parent’s responsibilities to a child, to a family, and to society at large. Landay’s two previous novels (Mission Flats, 2003; The Strangler, 2007) were award winners, but he reaches a new level of excellence in this riveting, knock-your-socks-off legal thriller. With its masterfully crafted characterizations and dialogue, emotional depth, and frightening implications, the novel rivals the best of Scott Turow and John Grisham.
Copies of the book will be available to group members to borrow or to purchase.
For more information call (423)434-4454, send an e-mail to email@example.com or inquire at the Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the library.