A Just Man Is Hard to Find

Fiction - Realistic
258 Pages
Reviewed on 12/08/2012
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Author Biography

Jeanne Hammond graduated from George Washington University in 1988 with a B.A. in American Literature. She worked as a newsletter editor for several different trade associations in Washington, D.C, before marrying in 1994. She now lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband and two daughters. This is her first novel.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

"A Just Man Is Hard To Find" by author Jeanne Hammond asks a question that is almost impossible to answer...what is just? The answer to the question seems to be relative. I suppose the answer depends on your culture, your situation at the time you are answering the question, or perhaps there is no answer. In Jeanne Hammond’s book we meet Will Gray. His parents dropped him off at school as most parents do. He plans to attend college in Washington DC, then on to law school. His path to success is clear...or is it? The year is 2010 and the economy is on a downward slide. Unemployment is at an all-time high. Suddenly his situation changes, he can no longer count on a college degree let alone law school. Like many others certainty is no longer part of his life. The courageous young man goes to the "common" people and asks what he can do for them, what are their rights as they see them. Two people touch his heart, an abandoned child and Maria, a beautiful young woman whom he discovers he cares about. He begins searching his own heart and soul for an answer to the question, "What is just?"

Rarely has a book touched me the way "A Just Man Is Hard To Find" has. This is not a book that can be read quickly or taken lightly. It is a story that reaches deep inside an individual and pulls out the true essence of the reader. Will Gray wanted to find the true meaning of “just.” I think he found that the meaning existed deep within his own person, just as it is deep within me and deep within you. "A Just Man Is Hard To Find" is a well written tale that is destined to be a classic.


This book made me think about some of life's greatest journeys - love, justice, self-acceptance, life - in new ways. Very good read and highly recommended!