The Final Case

By David Guterson

This is the story of a writer who accompanies his father (a defense attorney) on one of his cases. The case involves the death of a 12 year old Ethiopian girl who has died at the hands of her adopted fundamentalist, Christian family. Guterson, who wrote Snow Falling on Cedars, is back and I am so very glad. He writes with compassion, wisdom and expertly blurs the hard lines we draw between us and them. This is another powerful, insightful and extremely timely book – To say that I loved it is an understatement.