Katie’s Choice Book Club to discuss ‘Defending Jacob’

By Mariel Heinke

The Katie’s Choice Book Club selection for April is Defending Jacob by William Landay. The Book Club is hosted by Katie’s Cup, 502 Seventh St., Rockford. The discussion will be at the coffeebar at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, and repeated at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 11. The Book Club is open to all interested people, free of charge. No pre-registration is required. Discussions are animated, thoughtful and fun!

Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 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 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

Jacob insists 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, 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.

For more about Katie’s Choice Book Club, contact Katie’s Cup at (815) 986-0628 or (815) 914-5998.

Posted April 3, 2013

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