Reading in the Rain- June Book

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Real Estate Agent with Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty

 

Defending JacobThis months Reading in

The Rain selection is

Defending Jacob

 by William Landay

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

Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy. Jacob insists that 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, as the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, 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.

Award-winning author William Landay has written the consummate novel of an embattled family in crisis—a suspenseful, character-driven mystery that is also a spellbinding tale of guilt, betrayal, and the terrifying speed at which our lives can spin out of control.
This description courtesy of Goodreads. This book was recommended by my favorite Librarian who I trust immensely with her selections.
I hope this selection will encourage Men as well as Women to participate in our June 15th discussion. It is a powerful story, getting much attention and when I requested my copy from the library they said over 400 people were on the waiting list (so I bought a used copy on Amazon) and can't wait to start it!
Looking forward to a deep exchange of opinions, and I promise to serve some tasty virtual treats at out meeting. Say you'll join us, I may have a surprise in store for those that say they will!
Wait till you see how much fun this can be....if you haven't joined "Reading In the Rain"yet, what are you waiting for??

 

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Ellen Caruso
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Wallace, thanks for the teaser....I can't wait till I get my copy and get started!

May 19, 2012 06:42 PM #24
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Amy Hahn
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Picked up the book on Friday afternoon.  Finished it last night!  Could not put it down until I found out what happened, and It was great!  I don't know if it is a movie or not, but it would be a good one :-)  

Love Wallace's teaser.....

May 20, 2012 02:58 AM #25
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

I WANT MY COPY...Wainting for it!!! Thanks for the update.

May 20, 2012 05:56 AM #26
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Kathy Sheehan
Movement Mortgage 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
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I am off to pick up a copy today.

May 20, 2012 09:32 AM #27
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Kathy, I wish I had just gone to the store rather than bought it on line, I want it badly. Glad you'll be joining us.

May 20, 2012 03:32 PM #28
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Debb Janes
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In bed reading tonight. Good book!!!
May 30, 2012 08:26 PM #29
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Debb, glad your in...wait till you see my surprise!

May 31, 2012 11:53 AM #30
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors - Austin, TX
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale

Hi Ellen,

Oh my gosh..I'm getting to the end and it is an awesome book! I will be reading this evening like I always do as long as my eyes will let me :).

May 31, 2012 06:48 PM #31
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Debb Janes
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Just updating that it's getting really good - I'm loving the twists and turns and have my husband intriqued about it too.

Jun 01, 2012 06:51 AM #32
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Dorie, the ending is surprising, it is an eye opener!

Debb, Like we talked...lets hope your husband joins in, we need a male perspective as well as yours.

Jun 01, 2012 05:38 PM #33
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Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

I've heard this is a great book.  I'm going to get it now and try to remember to join in on this month's book.

Jun 06, 2012 08:39 PM #34
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Dr Stacey, We are all loving it....Hope you can join in on the 15th or else come back when your done to read all the comments.

Jun 07, 2012 07:31 AM #35
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Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

ha ha, got your package today!   Thanks!!  i love a mystery.  I am going to be in orientation at University of Tennessee from 7:30am-5pm on the 15th, but I will have my ipad and hopefully be able to participate the best I can.  (my daughter is an incoming freshman to UT)

Jun 08, 2012 08:33 AM #36
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Cindy, Who says Reading in the Rain can't be fun, and what a party we'll have. Have a good time at the University.

Jun 09, 2012 07:58 AM #37
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Tammy Pearce
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I read this over the weekend....OMG!  I was blown away by the ending. 

Jun 12, 2012 05:23 AM #38
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Tammy, my sister read it too and we can't stop talking about it! We should have a great discussion on Fri the 15th!

Jun 12, 2012 06:05 PM #39
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Cindy Edwards
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Good morning!  I wanted to check in before starting my day of orientation at UT.  I wanted to share my clues about the Vegas disappearance.  My crime scene discovered blood spatters in the tub and  rumpled bed linens.  I'll be checking in later.

Jun 15, 2012 03:58 AM #40
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Ellen Caruso
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Cindy, get to my 2 newer blogs...thats where the party is and the investigation begins.

Jun 15, 2012 05:15 AM #41
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Kathy Sheehan
Movement Mortgage 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Branch Manager

I really enjoyed the book, thanks for the suggestion.  It was a nice distraction.

Jun 16, 2012 05:20 PM #42
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Kathy, glad you were part of the gang of us book lovers!

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