Monday, May 6, 2013

Waiting to Be Heard - A Memoir by Amanda Knox

I was looking at some books in Wal Mart and discovered this one. I read the leaflet and also the first chapter and it intrigued me. I don't know if any of you know much about her case, but there is a lot of speculation surrounding it. Here is a summary:

Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit.

In the fall of 2007, the 20-year-old college coed left Seattle to study abroad in Italy, but her life was shattered when her roommate was murdered in their apartment.

After a controversial trial, Amanda was convicted and imprisoned. But in 2011, an appeals court overturned the decision and vacated the murder charge. Free at last, she returned home to the U.S., where she has remained silent, until now.

Filled with details first recorded in the journals Knox kept while in Italy, Waiting to Be Heard is a remarkable story of innocence, resilience, and courage, and of one young woman’s hard-fought battle to overcome injustice and win the freedom she deserved.

With intelligence, grace, and candor, Amanda Knox tells the full story of her harrowing ordeal in Italy—a labyrinthine nightmare of crime and punishment, innocence and vindication—and of the unwavering support of family and friends who tirelessly worked to help her win her freedom. 

Book club will be at my house at 7 pm. Please bring a potluck to share, and we'll chat and eat, and then have the book discussion. No children allowed! We all need a break, and 1 night a month away from our children for two hours is good for mom and kids! Get daddy to watch them, or plan a babysitter. It will be worth it, I promise! Friendships will be made that will last a lifetime. Can't wait to see you there! Also, as you read it, you can post your thoughts on this blog. Make sure you send me your email so I can make you an Admin so you can post as well! You'll be hearing from me soon. We have 3 weeks, so get reading!!

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