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July Meetup: Defending Jacob by William Landay

Please note: Happy Hour ends at 7pm. Some of us try to go a little earlier to nab a drink at cheaper prices. We discuss the book upstairs on the roof deck!

Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy. Jacob insists that he is innocent, and Andy believes him. Andy must. He’s his father. But as damning facts and shocking revelations surface, as a marriage threatens to crumble and the trial intensifies, as the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own—between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he’s tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.

Award-winning author William Landay has written the consummate novel of an embattled family in crisis—a suspenseful, character-driven mystery that is also a spellbinding tale of guilt, betrayal, and the terrifying speed at which our lives can spin out of control.

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  • Karen H.

    Great discussion-I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of the discussion.

    July 29, 2012

  • Deborah R.

    My fault that I arrived late in the rain. Couldn't find a place to park. Unfortunately very hard to hear in Issac's because we were downstairs but looking to go again.

    July 28, 2012

  • karla

    I'll be there!

    July 27, 2012

  • Elle

    Hope you can make it, Karla! We'll be upstairs at Isaacs! Remember everyone: Happy Hour ends just before we start so if you get there early, feel free to grab drinks when you get there. Bring discussion points!

    July 23, 2012

  • karla

    Loved this book--couldn't put it down! I want to come and talk about it IF my work schedule alllows.

    July 22, 2012

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