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July Book Choice - The Execution of Noa P. Singleton

  • Jul 31, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Hi Ladies! We had a good time with June's book let's read July's choice!

Here's July's Book Choice - "The Execution of Noa P. Singleton" by Elizabeth L. Silver

We will meet again somewhere in Palo Alto. The location will be determined soon.


Description from the book:

An unforgettable and unpredictable debut novel of guilt, punishment, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive
Noa P. Singleton never spoke a word in her own defense throughout a brief trial that ended with a jury finding her guilty of first-degree murder. Ten years later, having accepted her fate, she sits on death row in a maximum-security penitentiary, just six months away from her execution date.
Seemingly out of the blue, she is visited by Marlene Dixon, a high-powered Philadelphia attorney who is also the mother of the woman Noa was imprisoned for killing. Marlene tells Noa that she has changed her mind about the death penalty and Noa’s sentence, and will do everything in her considerable power to convince the governor to commute the sentence to life in prison, in return for the one thing Noa is unwilling to trade: her story.
Marlene desperately wants Noa to reveal the events that led to her daughter’s death – events that Noa has never shared with a soul. With death looming, Marlene believes that Noa may finally give her the answers she needs, though Noa is far from convinced that Marlene deserves the salvation she alone can deliver. Inextricably linked by murder but with very different goals, Noa and Marlene wrestle with the sentences life itself can impose while they confront the best and worst of what makes us human in this haunting tale of love, anguish, and deception.

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  • Laura

    Sorry I can't make tonight. Had to work late. Great book though!

    July 31, 2013

    • Caroline

      See you next time, Laura!

      July 31, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Sorry. I haven't finished the book

    July 29, 2013

    • Caroline

      No worries! Maybe next time! It's always ok if you don't finish the book also! I'm still trying to finish myself

      July 29, 2013

  • Sabrina

    Sorry! I can't make it.

    July 23, 2013

    • Caroline

      Hopefully next time!

      July 25, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Just got this book. Please let me know if any spots open up.

    July 21, 2013

  • Caroline

    For future meetups, we can definitely consider different times/days and different environments for our meetup from dinner, potluck, picnic, brunch, wine bar, high-tea, etc. Can't wait to meet new faces and hear what you guys think of this this month's book.

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am brand new to teh group and would love to participate but is it possible to do this on Thurs/Fri or any day at about 8:30 PM instead?

    July 8, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I'm brand new to this group and this book sounds really interesting, but I can't make the 31st.

    July 5, 2013

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