Named one of the best books of 2012 by the Kansas City Star Defending Jacob is a fast, compelling and compulsively readable courtroom drama telling the story of a district attorney whose son who is accused of killing a classmate. As the father attempts to prove his son’s innocence, Landay explores uncomfortable territory: can a tendency toward violence be inherited? Is the capacity for murder a genetic disposition? In the end Landay pulls off a clever plot device that doesn’t reveal itself until the final pages. (Amazon) Please join us for a fascinating discussion. Copies of the book are available at the library. You may bring a snack to share if you wish.