Uncivil Liberties, with Bernie Lambek

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Bernie Lambek rolls in to Gibson's Bookstore to share his legal whodunnit, Uncivil Liberties! After a high school student is found dead at the bottom of a rock ledge on the outskirts of Montpelier, Vermont, the community confronts its conflicting beliefs and values. The book explores hate speech and free speech, cyberbullying and privacy, religious and sexual freedom, and a community's many faces of love and loss.

"… a splendid legal mystery, with savvy political ethics and vivid characters . . . a great story. By roiling up subterfuge and bad behavior, Lambek subverts conventional notions of pastoral New England. … This is the edgy, noirish B-side of "Moonlight in Vermont." ~Howard Norman, author My Darling Detective and The Bird Artist

"...should be required reading in any law school curriculum, by any book group that prizes good literature, by anyone who enjoys whodunits, and by those who value common decency and friendship." ~James Morse, retired Vermont Supreme Court Justice

About the author: Bernie Lambek grew up in Montreal. He graduated from Yale Law School, held a judicial clerkship on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and has practiced law at Zalinger Cameron & Lambek in Montpelier, Vermont, for the past 25 years. He represents a number of school districts around Vermont, occasionally dealing with issues of student speech and religion in the schools. In a 2012 lawsuit, Lambek and ACLU colleagues successfully challenged the practice of holding official prayer at town meeting in Vermont. Uncivil Liberties is his first novel.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Uncivil Liberties Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781578690060
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rootstock Publishing - May 25th, 2018

After a high school student is found dead at the bottom of a rock ledge on the outskirts of Montpelier, Vermont, the community confronts its conflicting beliefs and values and the truths below the surface. The book explores hate speech and free speech, cyberbullying and privacy, religious and sexual freedom, and a community's many faces of love and loss.


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