Author: Louise Penny
Facilitated by: Dr. Rachel Schipper
Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called “the court of conscience.” A court that supersedes all others.
When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead.
From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.
But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied.
Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montréal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache’s own conscience is standing in judgment.
About the Facilitator
Dr. Rachel Schipper, after 30 years in university administration, most recently as the associate dean of technology at the University of Florida, is director of libraries at The Society of the Four Arts.
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