Lit Lovers Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk.This month the group will be reading Defending Jacob
by William Landay.
Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected, admired in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife Laurie and their teenage son, Jacob.
Then Andy's quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy is stabbed to death in a leafy park. And an even greater shock: the accused is Andy's own son-shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob.
Andy believes in Jacob's innocence but the pressure mounts. Damning evidence, doubt, a faltering marriage, the neighbors' contempt, and a murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andy's family.
It is the ultimate test for any parent. How far would you go to protect your child? It is a test of devotion and a test of how well a parent can know a child. For Andy Barber, a man with an iron will and a dark secret, it is a test of guilt and innocence in the deepest sense.