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One Book, One Wallingford: 'Furious Hours' Author Casey Cep

Tuesday April 20, 2021
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

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 us for a virtual visit by the author herself! The first 25 people to register will even receive a customized bookplate signed by Ms. Cep.


  • To join on your computer or mobile device, click: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83955790627
  • To join by via phone, dial (929)-205-6099. When prompted, enter the following Meeting ID: 839 5579 0627

CAN'T MAKE IT? A recording will be available on our website until 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 28.

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.

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