The Sabbathday River, by Jean Hanff Korelitz

The Sabbathday River, by Jean Hanff Korelitz


ISBN is 9780374253233 / 0374253234

Sabbathday River

by Korelitz, Jean Hanff

First Edition - Signed by Author

Publisher:Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), 1999

Edition: Hardcover with dustcover,  Has some light shelf wear on dust cover.  Author signed on second title page. New in new dust jacket, no stains, writing, marks. BRIGHT SHINY, BRAND NEW Sewn binding. 

Language: English

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About the book:

A big, suspenseful, emotionally charged new novel by the author of A Jury of Her Peers.

One warm September morning in 1985, not far from the town of Goddard, New Hampshire, Naomi Roth finds the drowned body of a newborn baby girl floating in the Sabbathday River. The community rapidly fingers Heather Pratt, a young single mother notorious for her affair with a married man, as the prime suspect, and after intensive interrogation by the police, Heather confesses to the crime. When Naomi, following Heather's directions, uncovers the body of a second infant-who was born on the same day as the other baby-on Heather's property, she assumes charges against the girl will be dropped. Instead, to Naomi's amazement, Heather is charged with the murder of both infants.

Naomi, herself something of an outcast in conservative Goddard, is moved and angered by Heather's plight, and goes to work with Judith Friedman, a lawyer, to defend her. But when the truth at the heart of this astonishing case finally comes to light, it is Naomi who must confront how little she has truly understood about her town, her friend, and herself.

Jean Hanff Korelitz has written a powerful, hypnotically readable work that reverberates with enormous impact.