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Snapshots - #35: Marshall, American Made, The Glass Castle

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The movies…
Marshall (♦♦♦♦): Black lawyer Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) is entrusted by the NCAAP to defend a black chauffeur (Sterling K. Brown) in Greenwich, CT, who has been accused of rape by his white employer. As Marshall is not allowed by the judge as legal counsel because he doesn't hold a CT license, he engages, reluctantly on both sides, the service of Jewish insurance lawyer Sam Friedman (Josh Gad), whom, with Marshall's help, will have to acquire criminal defense experience in a matter of months. But as the case is tried in court, it becomes evident that it is anything but cut and dry. Powerfully acted by Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, and Sterling K. Brown in the leading roles, Marshall treads a fine line between inspiring legal thriller and drama. On both counts it delivers in spades. Based on a true story, with race and bigotry fueling public opinion, before the apogee of the Civil Rights Movement, this accused black man is doomed from the start. A full century…

Live Chat with Carla Neggers at BookTrib

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BookTrib is hosting a live chat with Carla Neggers on September 27  at 3:00 pm EST.

During the Chat you can:
Ask Carla questions directlyWin a free copy of Declan's CrossHere it's a slideshow of Carla Neggers' photos while vacationing/working in Ireland.



Declan’s Cross by Carla Neggers (♦♦♦♦)

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Ten years ago on a dark November night, a thief entered a mansion in Declan’s Cross and stole three valuable Irish landscape paintings and a Celtic cross dating back to the fifteenth century. The thief was never caught or the bounty recovered, though the Sharpe family has some evidence that the same thief had been at work in other cities across the globe since that fateful night.
FBI undercover agent Colin Donovan and FBI agent with the art crime division Emma Sharpe are vacationing in Ireland when Colin receives an e-mail from his brother Andy telling him that Julianne Maroney, Andy’s ex-lover, is heading to Declan’s Cross for two weeks in advance of an internship she is starting in Ireland in January.
Julianne has met a rich woman whose family is connected to a well known oceanographic research institute in the States. This woman invites Julianne to Declan’s Cross where she is planning to build a research facility to study marine species. Since Julianne is a marine biologist working t…