By Connie Darling for Island Eye News
Come to the Edgar Allan Poe Branch Library, on Saturday Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m. for a lively discussion of “Gray Mountain” by John Grisham. The year is 2008, and Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track—until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed and escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the “lucky” associates.
She’s offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she’d get her old job back.
In a matter of days, Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Va., population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about.
Mattie Wyatt, lifelong Brady resident and head of the town’s legal aid clinic, is there to teach her how to “help real people with real problems.” For the first time in her career, Samantha prepares a lawsuit, sees the inside of an actual courtroom, gets scolded by a judge, and receives threats from locals who aren’t so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town. And she learns that Brady, like most small towns, harbors some big secrets.
Edgar Allan Poe Branch Library is located at 1921 I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-883-3914 for more details. [Source: Goodreads.com]