February Discussion - Defending Jacob

We will meet in the Community Room of the Hawthorne Branch. The Library is located in the Eastside Shopping Center, behind the new McDonalds. Our February read is Defending Jacob by William Landay. (Nominated by Pat De Tienne)

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.

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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Started out but the roads were bad. Hope to see everyone next month-sigh...

    February 26, 2013

  • Lynn G

    I was on my way, but the roads were too bad, I headed home. I really wanted to discuss this book, I loved it! See you next month.

    February 26, 2013

  • Sarah W

    Unfortunately I will not be able to attend due to the snow storm. I loved the book though and plan to come next month. Those who are going, drive safe!

    February 26, 2013

  • DeeAnn J.

    The roads are not good. Not gonna make it.

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry i won't be able to make it. Something came up and I will be unable to attend :(

    February 26, 2013

  • Jaime

    Great book but I will sadly be out of town

    February 25, 2013

  • Maggie H.

    Sounds like a great book. Looking forward to joining.

    February 25, 2013

  • Valerie C.

    So sad to miss.

    February 25, 2013

  • suzanne k.

    have a conflict will not be coming. Read book it was excellent

    February 19, 2013

  • David Charles S.

    run meetup

    February 1, 2013

  • Teri E.

    Hi Diane, I think the new night will be either a Tuesday or Thursday, depending on the discussion leaders schedule. I know that using only one night will always eliminate some, so I will try and avoid that when possible.

    January 10, 2013

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