Tue
28

Brown Bag Book Club: Defending Jacob by William Landay

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Trustee's Room (3rd Floor)

Tue, 2017-11-28 12:00 - 13:00

Defending Jacob by William Landay, 2012

 A 14-year-old boy is stabbed to death in the park near his middle school in an upper-class Boston suburb, and Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber takes the case, despite the fact that his son, Jacob, was a classmate of the victim. But when the bloody fingerprint on the victim’s clothes turns out to be Jacob’s, Barber is off the case.  As if peeling the layers of an onion, the author raises personal and painful ethical issues pertaining to a parent’s responsibilities to a child, to a family, and to society at large.