A USA Today bestseller and book club favorite!
College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of finishing a writing assignment for an English class. His activity is to interview a stranger and create a brief biography of the particular person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing house to locate a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon absolutely nothing in Joe’s life is ever the exact same.
Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran–and a convicted murderer. With only a handful of months to reside, he has been medically paroled to a nursing house, following spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.
As Joe writes about Carl’s life, particularly Carl’s valor in Vietnam, he can not reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory.
Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl’s conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the situations of the crime, the stakes develop higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it’s also late to escape the fallout?
Price tag: $6.01
- Seventh Street Books