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Defending Jacob by William Landay

Amazon Best Books of the Month, February 2012: A fast, compelling, and compulsively readable courtroom drama, Defending Jacob tells the story of a district attorney’s son who is accused of killing a classmate. As the father attempts to prove his son’s innocence, Landay explores uncomfortable territory: can a tendency toward violence be inherited? Is the capacity for murder a genetic disposition? The author, a former district attorney, gets the taut nuances just right, capturing the subtleties of a trial in a packed courtroom, where a small rustle or murmur can signify a lot. In the end Landay pulls off a clever plot device that doesn’t reveal itself until the final pages. --Neal Thompson

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  • Becki A.

    Kennette, Judith, and Pam,
    We missed you tonight and hope to see you in July.

    June 13, 2014

  • Judith G.

    I just spent two whirlwind days traveling leaving home 4:30 am on Wednesday and getting home midnight Thursday. I am still waking up. I so wanted to come tonight but I'm beat. I really liked the book. Sorry for a late message.

    June 13, 2014

  • Kennette

    Sorry to change at the last minute, but getting down to the last of the moved stuff and want to be done with it. Don't want to spend another weekend with disorganization (just a bit of OCD kicking in).

    Have fun.

    June 13, 2014

  • Becki A.

    I enjoyed the book as well. One of the better books I've read this year.

    1 · June 2, 2014

  • Sharyn

    Defending Jacob: I liked this book a lot! It really kept my interest and it was nothing like the other book I read with a similar theme.

    May 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss this meeting - enjoyed this book and enjoyed meeting you all last night! Will see you in July

    May 10, 2014

    • Becki A.

      Have a great cruise and see you in July.

      May 11, 2014

  • Becki A.

    Everyone please bring suggestions for July's book.

    May 9, 2014

  • Becki A.

    This book is $2.99 on Amazon for Kindle.

    May 9, 2014

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