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The final case / David Guterson.

Guterson, David, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780525521327
  • ISBN: 0525521321
  • Physical Description: 246 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
"A provocative new novel from the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars--a moving father-son story that is also a taut courtroom drama and a bold examination of privilege, power, and how to live a meaningful life. In a small rural town outside Seattle, Joanna, an Ethiopian girl adopted by a white fundamentalist Christian family, is found dead of hypothermia in her own backyard--setting in motion a gripping journey into the complexities of human emotion. How does it feel to be a child taken into a family that doesn't share her background, her religion, or the color of her skin? What does it mean to be a mother on trial for murder? And why would a lawyer choose to defend such a woman? Royal is a criminal attorney in his eighties, and this is his final case. His son, our narrator, drives Royal every day from his office to the town where the tragedy took place, and observes the trial as it unfolds. The consequences will reach beyond what he could have anticipated. Bracing, astute, and intensely imagined, The Final Case is a tightrope walk of a novel, a deeply affecting work of fiction that dares to confront life's most irreconcilable moral quandaries. It will make an indelible impression on every reader"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Interracial adoption > Fiction.
Child abuse > Fiction.
Trials (Murder) > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Genre: Legal fiction (Literature)

Available copies

  • 16 of 21 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Festus Public. (Show)
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  • 1 current hold with 21 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Festus Public Library Fic Guterson (Text) 32017000082131 New Adult Books Checked out 05/26/2022
Camden County Library District - Osage Beach FIC GUTERSON (Text) 31320003843609 Adult Fiction Available -
Carthage Public Library FIC Guterson, David (Text) 34MO2001812175 Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center F GUT 2022 (Text) 0002205452770 Adult Fiction Reshelving -
Crawford County Library-Bourbon F GUT (Text) 33431000632099 Adult Fiction Available -
Douglas County Public Library F Gut (Text) 35633000342870 Adult Fiction Available -
Grundy County Jewett Norris F GUT (Text) 33577000102075 Fiction (Adult) Available -
Jefferson County Library-Arnold F GUTERSON David (Text) 3006110000185 Best Seller Available -
Keller Public Library-Dexter A Fic Gut (Text) 3376400011809 New Release Available -
North Kansas City Public Library FICTION GUTERSON 2022 (Text) 0001002399630 Fiction New Available -
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