All the Justice Money Can Buy - Snigdha Prakash

Snigdha Prakash, author of All the Justice Money Can Buy, is a friend and a regular patron of both the bookstore and the coffeehouse. When she told me she had written a book, I said, “Great! When I can read it?” When I saw it was an account of personal injury litigation between Big Pharma (in this case, Merck) and survivors’ families, my heart sank. Yet as soon as I began reading, I was caught up in the drama and conflict of this story of outsize personalities, big money and the fascinating but infuriating process of tort law. Irrespective of whether you are already interested in law or big business, All the Justice Money Can Buy is a great book for anyone who loves a great story well told. Reminiscent of A Civil Action, it is more than a mere legal drama, it is a compelling non-fiction narrative and a great story.

The Law of Dreams - Peter Behrens

The Law of Dreams tells the story of Fergus, a young man roaming the Irish countryside in 1847, struggling to survive at the height of the Great Famine. The language is stark and lyrical, but the most remarkable thing about the novel is the narrative drive. The law of dreams, mentioned in the title is “never stop moving,” for if you stop moving you die. The author seems to have taken this to heart when he plotted the story because it unfolds at an unflinching pace and is really a great adventure story.
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ISBN: 9780812978001
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 28th, 2007

Girls of Tender Age - Mary-Ann Tirone Smith

In this memoir, novelist Mary-Ann Tirone Smith recounts growing up in a working class neighborhood in Hartford Connecticut in the late 1950s. When a serial pedophile murders her fifth grade classmate, her world and that of her family is forever changed. It’s a story of a loss of innocence, where blind trust is no longer prudent and doors are locked tight at night. It is also the story of her family adjusting to her younger brother, a boy with extreme autism, at a time when the affliction was mostly unrecognized and little understood.
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ISBN: 9780743279789
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Published: Free Press - January 9th, 2007