Plain truth : a novel /

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by Picoult, Jodi,
[ 02. English Fiction ] Published by : Washington Square Press, (New York :) Physical details: vii, 405 p. ; 21 cm. Subject(s): Trials (Infanticide) --Fiction. | Teenage girls --Fiction. | Amish --Fiction. | Mystery fiction. | Legal stories. Year : 2001 02. English Fiction Item type : 02. English Fiction
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Bluefield High School F PIC Available

Includes: "A readers club guide."

The small town of Paradise, Pennsylvania...in Lancaster County...peace is shattered by the discovery of a dead infant in the barn of an Amish farmer. A police investigation quickly leads to two startling disclosures: the newborn's mother is an unmarried Amish woman, eighteen-year-old Katie Fisher. And the infant did not die of natural causes. Although Katie denies the medical proof that she gave birth to the child, circumstantial evidence leads to her arrest for the murder of her baby. One hundred miles away, Philadelphia defense attorney Ellie Hathaway has achieved an enviable, high-profile career. But her latest court "victory" has set the sands shifting beneath her. Single at thirty-nine and unsatisfied with her relationship, Ellie doesn't look back when she turns down her chance to make partner and takes off for an open-ended stay at her great-aunt's home in Paradise. Fate brings her to Katie Fisher. Suddenly, Ellie sees the chance to defend a client who truly needs her, not just one who can afford her.