Gripping story about a man who had been falsely convicted of rape against a minor & subsequent small town prejudice.
As per Jodi Picoult's website:
"Jack St. Bride was once a beloved teacher and soccer coach at a girls' prep school - until a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation and robbed him of his career and reputation. Now, after a devastatingly public ordeal that left him with an eight-month jail sentence and no job, Jack resolves to pick up the pieces of his life. He takes a job washing dishes at Addie Peabody's diner and slowly starts to form a relationship with her in the quiet New England village of Salem Falls. But just when Jack thinks he has outrun his past, a quartet of teenage girls with a secret turn his world upside down once again, triggering a modern-day witch hunt in a town haunted by its own history…"
Exceptionally brilliant. I think it's even better than My Sister's Keeper. It's more disturbing, too, because it is not about some interesting ethnics issues others have. It pokes right at every one of us, who could commit the same crime when we are too fearful, or plain evil.
And, as a Christina, how I now understand why false witness is in the 10 commandments, and why Jesus needs to come and save....Continua