January by Marie Corbett
A Woman Judge's Season of Disillusion

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In lucid, compelling prose, January follows the deepening friendship of two powerful women during a pivotal time in their lives.

Recently widowed, Anne Armstrong Gibson, founder of Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, is in the terminal stages of her illness. While Anne prepares her young sons for life without her, the Honourable Marie Corbett provides comfort and support for her friend--a role as challenging and emotionally fraught as her work conducting sexual assault and international heroin trafficking trials in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

From hospital ward to courtroom, Marie confronts the limitations of the criminal justice system and comes to terms with Anne's fate, propelling her to choose between civic duty and the life she truly wants.

 

About Marie Corbett

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The Hon. Marie Corbett is a retired Canadian Superior Court trial judge. A dedicated crusader for social justice in Canada, she was first woman president of the Canadian Environmental Law Association--just one of many achievements during Marie's 13-year career. Marie Corbett lives and writes in Avondale, Newfoundland.
 
Published April 9, 2016 by Broad Cove Press.
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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