Add this Event to Calendar 04/15/2021 06:30 PM 04/15/2021 08:00 PM Thursday Night Book Club

Furious Hours by Casey Cep

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.

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This program is part of our 3rd Annual One Book, One Wallingford celebration that began all the way back in February 2020.

Contact: Cindy Haiken 203-265-6754