In Conversation with Gail Cohn, Local Media Personality
JASON SHEFFIELD, Son of a Bitch: A Novel
Local criminal defense attorney Jason Sheffield will be the first to tell you that his riveting debut novel is rooted more in fact than in fiction. His lead character, Benjamin Scales, is also a
defense attorney who owes it all to his mother, Carter Scales. She dragged him through hell while clawing her way to the top of the male-dominated legal profession, sacrificing everything to build a life for herself and her son. Under her ferocious veneer, Scales is a shattered and lonely woman, but a brilliant criminal defense attorney for the mafia. She and her son have been estranged for years, but when she is caught en flagrante delicto with her star client, the leader of the notorious Salucci Crime Family, Sales turns to the one person she thinks should always have her back — her son. But why should he help her?
JAMIE WEISMAN, We Are Gathered: A Novel
Jamie Weisman’s captivating debut novel tells the story of an interfaith wedding in Atlanta. The bride is Elizabeth Gottlieb, a member of Atlanta’s wealthy Jewish elite. The groom, Hank Jackson, is not a member, not a Jew. The couple of the hour, however, is beside the point, because We Are Gathered belongs to its (adoring, envious, resentful, hilarious) guests. Balancing razor-sharp humor with a blunt vision of the fragility of our mortal bonds, Weisman skillfully constructs a world—and family—that pulls you in and carries you along until the very last page.+ More... - Less...
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