Defending Jacob

Defending Jacob
Author: William Landay
Release: 2020-04-21
Editor: Bantam
Pages: 436
ISBN: 9780593237960
Language: en
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Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. 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. 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 the truth and allegation, between a past he's tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.

Defending Jacob 101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know

Defending Jacob   101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know
Author: G Whiz
Release: 2014-04-12
Editor: 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781498914017
Language: en
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Did you know William Landay got his inspiration for Defending Jacob from a 1997 story that delved into the idea of "murder gene", which later came to be known as "behavioral genetics"? Or, did you William Landay left his job of seven years as an Assistant DA in Boston to became a full-time author in the latter 90's? What are the amazing facts of Defending Jacob by William Landay? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is an derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

Defending Jacob A Novel by William Landay Conversation Starters

Defending Jacob  A Novel by William Landay   Conversation Starters
Author: dailyBooks
Release: 2016-09-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
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Defending Jacob: by William Landay | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: Did he, or didn’t he? This is the simple premise for the psychological legal thriller, Defending Jacob. Jacob is the 14-year-old son of the district attorney, and he is accused of murdering a classmate. At first, it is hard to believe that such a thing is possible, but as the story progresses, information spills out about Jacob’s past. His parents fight tooth and nail to get him acquitted, and they finally succeed. But was Jacob guilty or innocent? The book raises interesting questions regarding nature vs. nurture, the stigma attached to the accused, the justice system, and parenting methods. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of Defending Jacob. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Defending Jacob A Novel by William Landay Trivia On Books

Defending Jacob  A Novel by William Landay  Trivia On Books
Author: Trivion Books
Release: 2016-09-09
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
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Language: en
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Trivia-on-Book: Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Andy Barber has been working as an assistant district attorney in his small Massachusetts county. He has been working in the courtroom for twenty years. The last thing Andy would be faced with is having is fourteen-year-old son accused of murder of a fellow student. As the story unravels itself, Andy gets blindsided as to how little he knew about his son. As a father he is torn between loyalty and justice. Is it really the truth or is the more to the story? You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Defending Jacob by William Landay that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Finding Jake

Finding Jake
Author: Bryan Reardon
Release: 2015-02-24
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780062339539
Language: en
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“I devoured Finding Jake. The tension is almost unbearable in this thriller-cum-character study as layer after layer of a father’s soul are revealed as reflected in the character of his missing son. Utterly engrossing.”—Alice LaPlante, New York Times bestselling author of Circle of Wives and Turn of Mind A heart-wrenching but redemptive story of psychological suspense told from the point of view of the father of a boy who is unaccounted for during a school shooting, in the vein of Reconstructing Amelia and Defending Jacob. While his successful wife goes off to her law office each day, Simon Connolly takes care of their kids, Jake and Laney. Now that they are in high school, the angst-ridden father should feel more relaxed, but he doesn?t. He’s seen the statistics, read the headlines. And now, his darkest fear is coming true. There has been a shooting at school. Simon races to the rendezvous point, where he’s forced to wait. Do they know who did it? How many victims were there? Why did this happen? One by one, parents are led out of the room to reunite with their children. Their numbers dwindle, until Simon is alone. As his worst nightmare unfolds, and Jake is the only child missing, Simon begins to obsess over the past, searching for answers, for hope, for the memory of the boy he raised, for mistakes he must have made, for the reason everything came to this. Where is Jake? What happened in those final moments? Is it possible he doesn’t really know his son? Or he knows him better than he thought? Brilliantly paced, Finding Jake explores these questions in a tense and emotionally wrenching narrative. Harrowing and heartbreaking, surprisingly healing and redemptive, Finding Jake is a story of faith and conviction, strength, courage, and love that will leave readers questioning their own lives, and those they think they know.

Free Speech

Free Speech
Author: Jacob Mchangama
Release: 2022-02-08
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781541620339
Language: en
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A global history of free speech, from the ancient world to today Hailed as the “first freedom,” free speech is the bedrock of democracy. But it is a challenging principle, subject to erosion in times of upheaval. Today, in democracies and authoritarian states around the world, it is on the retreat. In Free Speech, Jacob Mchangama traces the riveting legal, political, and cultural history of this idea. Through captivating stories of free speech’s many defenders—from the ancient Athenian orator Demosthenes and the ninth-century freethinker al-Rāzī, to the anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells and modern-day digital activists—Mchangama reveals how the free exchange of ideas underlies all intellectual achievement and has enabled the advancement of both freedom and equality worldwide. Yet the desire to restrict speech, too, is a constant, and he explores how even its champions can be led down this path when the rise of new and contrarian voices challenge power and privilege of all stripes. Meticulously researched and deeply humane, Free Speech demonstrates how much we have gained from this principle—and how much we stand to lose without it.

Boy 9 Missing

Boy  9  Missing
Author: Nic Joseph
Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781492633594
Language: en
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In the tradition of Defending Jacob or Drowning Ruth, this is a suspenseful debut that explores the ramifications of revenge, justice, and the aftermath of a terrible night in the lives of two families. It should have been just a quiet evening with friends. But Francis lost his brother that night in what was ruled a tragic accident. He's tried to move on in the last twenty-three years, even though his father certainly hasn't. Indeed, his father still blames the lone witness, Sam, the nine-year-old son of friends. Perhaps if Sam would have just said something, anything, about what happened that night, but Sam still seems unable-or unwilling-to utter a word about the accident. And now, twenty-three years later, Sam's own nine-year-old son has disappeared.

Back Channel

Back Channel
Author: Stephen L. Carter
Release: 2015-05-05
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780345804877
Language: en
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October 1962. The Soviet Union has smuggled missiles into Cuba. Kennedy and Khrushchev are in the midst of a military face-off that could lead to nuclear conflagration. Warships and submarines are on the move. Planes are in the air. Troops are at the ready. Both leaders are surrounded by advisers clamoring for war. The only way for the two leaders to negotiate safely is to open a “back channel”—a surreptitious path of communication hidden from their own people. They need a clandestine emissary nobody would ever suspect. If the secret gets out, her life will be at risk . . . but they're careful not to tell her that. Stephen L. Carter's gripping new novel, Back Channel, is a brilliant amalgam of fact and fiction—a suspenseful retelling of the Cuban Missile Crisis, in which the fate of the world rests unexpectedly on the shoulders of a young college student. On the island of Curaçao, a visiting Soviet chess champion whispers state secrets to an American acquaintance. In the Atlantic Ocean, a freighter struggles through a squall while trying to avoid surveillance. And in Ithaca, New York, Margo Jensen, one of the few black women at Cornell, is asked to go to Eastern Europe to babysit a madman. As the clock ticks toward World War III, Margo undertakes her harrowing journey. Pursued by the hawks on both sides, protected by nothing but her own ingenuity and courage, Margo is drawn ever more deeply into the crossfire—and into her own family's hidden past.

El Deafo

El Deafo
Author: Cece Bell
Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Abrams
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781613126219
Language: en
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A 2015 Newbery Honor Book & New York Times bestseller! Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful—and very awkward—hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear—sometimes things she shouldn’t—but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become “El Deafo, Listener for All.” And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she’s longed for.

Defending Zion

Defending Zion
Author: Claire R. Mathews
Release: 1995-01-01
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9783110814927
Language: en
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The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in Ancient Judaism, as well as its branching into many neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world.

Water For Elephants

Water For Elephants
Author: Sara Gruen
Release: 2010-12-14
Editor: HarperCollins Canada
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781443406437
Language: en
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The runaway international bestseller and beloved fiction classic Orphaned and penniless at the height of the Depression, Jacob Jankowski escapes everything he knows by jumping on a passing train—and inadvertently runs away with the circus. So begins Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen’s darkly beautiful tale about the characters who inhabit the less-than-greatest show on earth. Jacob finds a place tending the circus animals, including a seemingly untrainable elephant named Rosie. He also comes to know Marlena, the star of the equestrian act—and wife of August, a charismatic but cruel animal trainer. Caught between his love for Marlena and his need to belong in the crazy family of travelling performers, Jacob is freed only by a murderous secret that will bring the big top down. Water for Elephants is an enchanting page-turner, the kind of book that creates a world that engulfs you from the first page to the last.

He s Not Lazy

He s Not Lazy
Author: Adam Price
Release: 2021-10-19
Editor: Sterling
Pages: 288
ISBN: 145494353X
Language: en
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"Clinical psychologist Price offers one of the most significant books of the year in this new look at an old problem--the underperforming teenage boy... Price's book brings an important voice to a much needed conversation." --Library Journal (Starred review) On the surface, capable teenage boys may look lazy. But dig a little deeper, writes child psychologist Adam Price in He's Not Lazy, and you'll often find conflicted boys who want to do well in middle and high school but are afraid to fail, and so do not try. This book can help you become an ally with your son, as he discovers greater self-confidence and accepts responsibility for his future.

The Strangler

The Strangler
Author: William Landay
Release: 2012-06
Editor: Bantam
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780345539465
Language: en
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In 1963 Boston, with a killer known as the Boston Strangler stalking the city, the three Daley brothers--Joe, a cop; Michael, a prosecutor; and Ricky, a master thief--track down a criminal with ties to their family's own lethal secrets.

Mission Flats

Mission Flats
Author: William Landay
Release: 2003-08-26
Editor: Delacorte Press
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780440334552
Language: en
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Winner of the CWA John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for Best First Crime Novel Before the New York Times bestselling success of Defending Jacob, William Landay wrote this critically acclaimed first novel of crime and suspense—perfect for fans of John Grisham, Scott Turow, and Dennis Lehane. “Landay writes with eloquent intensity.”—The New York Times Book Review By a shimmering lake in western Maine, a body lies sprawled in a deserted cabin. The dead man was an elite D.A. from Boston whose beat was the city’s toughest neighborhood: Mission Flats. For local police chief Ben Truman, investigating the murder will mean leaving his quiet home and joining a vengeful manhunt in a world of hard streets and harder bargains. The cops have zeroed in on a suspect, a ruthless predator targeted for prosecution by the murdered D.A. But Ben distrusts the Boston police—especially when he uncovers a secret history of murder and retribution stretching back twenty years. As past and present collide, as tribal loyalties threaten to lynch an innocent man—or let a guilty one go free—one thing remains certain: The most powerful revelations are yet to come. Includes an excerpt of Defending Jacob “A crackling debut that answers the question: Who will be the next Grisham?”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “An inventive, gripping suspense debut . . . Landay deals out pertinent details with the finesse of a poker player. . . . A rich, harrowing and delightful read.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “[Landay’s] tale is reminiscent of his fellow Beantown writer Dennis Lehane, which is a true compliment.”—Rocky Mountain News “Waiting for a new Landay novel is like waiting for a guy from Cremona to build a violin: anxious but worth it.”—Lee Child

Solitary Walk on the Moon

Solitary Walk on the Moon
Author: Hilde Hinton
Release: 2022-03-30
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0733647049
Language: en
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'Evelyn went to the third drawer down in her dresser. It was her drawer of things past ... she had an item from each of her previous lives. Evelyn was good at reinventing herself, becoming who she was going to be next, but she still kept one thing from each life. Never two.'For Evelyn, mornings pass as mornings always do. She ticks off the jobs at the laundromat and gives welcoming smiles to those who come in. If they've earned one.Evelyn knows what is going on in her community because she pays attention. She sees the weariness of the frazzled shop owners, the woman with the nasty boyfriend, the nice man with the curly-topped dog, the car parking war and the forgetful man. The community might not notice Evelyn, because it is easy to overlook the seemingly ordinary. But Evelyn is far from ordinary. She isn't afraid to put things right, and is always ready to find lost property or lost people - even if that means breaking the rules.For a boy with a struggling mum, and a lonely man with a smile in his eyes, Evelyn is going to make a difference, whether they like it or not. She will teach them that you don't have to be blood to be family. And they will remind her of what comes from loving someone. It is up to Evelyn if she can pay the price.With a joyous and unique touch, Hilde Hinton's extraordinary novel A SOLITARY WALK ON THE MOON gives us an insight into the people we pass on the street. In detailing their rich lives, she breaks then mends our hearts with her wisdom, her insight and her unforgettable characters who remind us what can happen if we stop and say hello. Praise for Hilde Hinton'Hinton has an ear for dialogue and an eye for detail, but her work's greatest asset is its heart. Her moving, well-realised debut [The Loudness of Unsaid Things] introduces a promising Australian writer. - Australian Book Review

Fighting Jacob

Fighting Jacob
Author: Shandi Boyes
Release: 2019-11-12
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 392
ISBN: 1707924430
Language: en
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Jacob Walters is everyone's favorite wingman. He's handsome, smart, has a to-die-for laugh, and supports his friends with an unimaginable amount of strength- strength he'll need by the truckload to break through Lola's protective shield. She's been burned in the past, so the last thing she wants is the attention of a man who's infamous for flash-in-the-pan relationships. Lola McIntosh won't win a popularity contest anytime soon. She's beautiful, brash, and has no qualms telling people how it is-especially the clingy neurotic men who can't take the hint that she isn't a "dating" type of girl. Thank God no amount of attitude will stop her from discovering how much in common two clashing personalities have when they fight against the odds.Fighting Jacob is a heartfelt new adult read that proves the strongest relationships are forged from their differences not their similarities. It has steamy moments and a hidden message about the fighter in all of us. Scroll up to one click this witty, strangers-to-lovers romance!

Summer To Summer Movie Reviews

Summer To Summer Movie Reviews
Author: Clay Scott Brown
Release: 2020-11-13
Editor: Clay Scott Brown
Pages: 460
ISBN:
Language: en
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With over 300 individual Movie Reviews our Second Edition of Summer To Summer Movie Reviews returns this year with a fierce glory. With over 300 individual Movie Reviews our Second Edition of Summer To Summer Movie Reviews returns this year with a fierce glory. Not even the dreaded Pandemic could stop Mr. Brown's startling insights and intelligent knowledge of the movies reviewed herein. Clay often returns to review older films in this Issue. But delivers as usual the top films of 2019. Here we finally get a final word on films that may have aged poorly, even great classics are re-seen with a new vigor and knowledge. Not since Janet Maslin (The New York Times) have we seen such fireworks! Such powerful opinion. No longer can the viewer trust the elder critic of yesteryear. Clay throughout the book demonstrates this time and time again. Showing the aged critics of yesteryears movies that the films that are now ancient by today's standards may not be Reviewed as kindly. That film scores from before can be amended by those worthy of such an honor. Using his cutting wisdom Clay gets to the truth and worth of each and every film in this lovely book! Please join us in learning of this new filmic stance and wisdom. With so much content, so many films, waste not want not comes clearly to mind. Let Clay decide for you. Then decide upon yourself if you agree or disagree with Clay Scott Brown.

American Noir

American Noir
Author: Barry Forshaw
Release: 2017-04-27
Editor: Oldcastle Books Ltd
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781843449195
Language: en
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Barry Forshaw is acknowledged as a leading expert on crime fiction and films from Britain and the European countries, but a further area of expertise is American crime fiction, film and TV, as demonstrated in such books as The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction and Detective. After the success of earlier entries in his Noir series - Nordic Noir, Brit Noir and Euro Noir - he now tackles the largest and, some might argue, most impressive body of crime fiction from a single country, the United States, to produce the perfect reader's guide to modern American crime fiction. The word 'Noir' is used in its loosest sense: every major living American writer is considered (including the giants Harlan Coben, Patricia Cornwell, James Lee Burke, James Ellroy and Sara Paretsky, as well as non-crime writers such as Stephen King who stray into the genre), often through a concentration on one or two key books. Many exciting new talents are highlighted, and Barry Forshaw's knowledge of - and personal acquaintance with - many of the writers grants valuable insights into this massively popular field. But the crime genre is as much about films and TV as it is about books, and American Noir is a celebration of the former as well as the latter. US television crime drama in particular is enjoying a new golden age, and all of the important current series are covered here, as well as key important recent films. 'The book canters through American Crime fiction of the early 21st century, conveys information in an easily accessible manner and provides a readable overview of the whole area, one that can be dipped into at random, consulted for specific information or read for general interest' - Mystery People 'Forshaw's deep knowledge of Noir ensures this is a fascinating guide, as well as a top-notch reading list' - Crime Scene Magazine Look out for the other books in Barry Forshaw's Noir series Euro Noir, Nordic Noir, Brit Noir and Historical Noir, and for his latest book, Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide.

The Saga

The Saga
Author: Nathan Bradley
Release: 2022
Editor: Nathan Bradley
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781311370655
Language: en
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An epic series that starts here! The Saga [End of the Beginning] marks the beginning of a tale that hold the secret to everything. Read from a great war in space, all the way down to a man hiding from persecution of his government. Lies and secrets hide within this newly formed world, but that wont stop the events, That wont stop the saga.

Last Acts

Last Acts
Author: David J. Casarett,
Release: 2010-01-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1416580719
Language: en
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What would you do if you had only a few days to live? Or a few weeks or months? What if a loved one were in this situation -- how could you help that person decide how to spend the time that remained? Perhaps you lost a family member or dear friend to a terminal illness and were baffled by that person's choices. How do you make sense of his or her last acts? Dr. David Casarett, a palliative care physician and researcher, specializes in the care of patients near the end of life. Drawing on his years of experience and the stories of patients he has treated, as well as his own research, he explores the wide variety of ways in which people spend their last days. Why do some people choose to be altruistic, while others are vengeful? Why do some leave a legacy, while others prefer to celebrate and enjoy their time with family and friends? Why do some fight and struggle to the last minute, while others accept their fate and use their limited time to reconnect or reconcile? The tremendous diversity of these last acts makes clear that there is no formula for dying well or choices that are right for everyone. At the same time, these stories reveal that some choices may be harmful to the dying person or those closest to him. Last Acts helps dying patients and their families think about the possibilities that exist at the end of life, so they may choose to spend their time in ways that help bring them peace of mind.