Add this Event to Calendar 04/12/2021 04:00 PM 04/12/2021 05:00 PM One Book, One Wallingford - Book Discussion: 'Furious Hours' by Casey Cep

We are happy to announce that we will finally be wrapping up our 3rd Annual One Book, One Wallingford celebration that began all the way back in February 2020! That book is of course Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep.

Join Readers Advisory Librarian Cindy Haiken for a virtual book discussion.

Registration required. Prior to the program you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.


About Furious Hours

Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members, but with the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative assassinated him at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell's murderer was acquitted--thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the reverend himself. Sitting in the audience during the vigilante's trial was Harper Lee, who spent a year in town reporting on the Maxwell case and many more trying to finish the book she called The Reverend.

Cep brings this remarkable story to life, from the horrifying murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South, while offering a deeply moving portrait of one of our most revered writers.



Contact: Leah Farrell 2032656754 lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org