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Contemporary Book Discussion: The Children Act by Ian McEwan

When: Tue., Nov. 8, 7-8 p.m. and Thu., Nov. 10, 3-4 p.m. 2016

Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge who presides over cases in the family court. Her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now her marriage of thirty years is in crisis. She is called on to try an urgent case: Adam, a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy, is refusing for religious reasons the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents echo his wishes. Should the secular court overrule sincerely expressed faith?

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