The questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your group's reading of Jonathan Harr's A Civil Action. We hope they will enrich your understanding of this fascinating chronicle of an epic courtroom battle.
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This book from the moment i started on reading cought my attention. It's true what the reviewer's say its a page to page turner with compelling discriptions and interesting facts. I am deeply compelled by this story and I have to admit this is one of the most amazeing books that I have read.
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Vintage Books USA -
by John Grisham,
"Whether in truth or fiction, I have never read a more compelling chronicle of litigation."
by The New York Times,
"[A] page-turner. So rich and vivid that it becomes a good deal more than a simple, interesting case study."
by Washington Post Book World,
"Once you start A Civil Action, you probably will not be able to put it down."
by Cleveland Plain Dealer,
"The legal thriller of the decade."
by Publishers Weekly,
"Harr has told the story expertly, although more exhaustively than most readers may wish."
"Entertaining insight to litigation that any law-minded reader will follow from first filing to last appeal."
"The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer
Now a Major Motion Picture!
In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the deaths of children. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. A searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry--one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice--A Civil Action is also the story of how one determined man can ultimately make a difference. With an unstoppable narrative power, it is an unforgettable reading experience.
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