Archive for January 13th, 2008

Plain Truth

I am not sure if there is really this group of Amish people who lives in a place in America called East Paradise, but this book definitely provides one interesting read. Presuming that this group of German people actually exist, this book provides a fascinating insight into the Amish community.

The intruding ways of the Amish people, coupled with a muder happening in this conservative community, makes this book a must-read among Jodi Picoult’s books.

A shocking murder shatters the picturesque calm of Pennsylvania’s Amish country – and tests the heart and soul of the lawyer who steps in to defend the young woman at the centre of the storm…

The discovery of a dead infant in an Amish barn shakes Lancaster Country to its core. But the police investigation leads to a more shocking disclosure: circumstantial evidence suggests that eighteen-year-old Katie Fisher, an unmarried Amish woman believed to be the newborn’s mother, took the child’s life.

When Ellie Hathway, a disillusioned big-city attorney, comes to Paradise, Pennyslyvania, to defend Katie, two cultures collide – and, for te first time in her high-profile career, Ellie faces a system of justice very different from her own. Delving deep inside of those who live ‘plain’, Ellie must find a way to reach Katie on her terms. And as she unravels a tangled murder case, Ellie also looks deep within – to confront her own fears and desires when a man from her past comes back into her life.  


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