Oxmoor Page Turner’s Book Club - "Defending Jacob" by William Landay

11/12/2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm


Join us as we explore William Landay’scourtroom thriller Defending Jacob. A14-year-old boy is found stabbed 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, and devoting himself solely to defending his son. Even Barber’s never-before-disclosed heritage as the son and grandson of violent men who killed becomes potential courtroom fodder, raising the question of a “murder gene.” As if peeling the layers of an onion, he raises personal and painful ethical issues pertaining to a parent’s responsibilities to a child, to a family, and to society at large.

This book club meets every second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the Boardroom.  Everyone is welcome!