Tuesday, Oct 06, 2020 8:00 PM
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta on Zoom
Casey Cep masterfully brings together the tales of a serial killer in 1970s Alabama and of Harper Lee, the beloved author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” who tried to write his story.
The author will join our partner, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, for a Zoom Live event to discuss “Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee” on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 8 PM (EST).
This program is presented in partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium.
Tickets options are as follows:
-Admit one for $11 (does not include a copy of the book); or
-Admit one for $24 (includes a copy of “Furious Hours." Price covers shipping.)
All books will be shipped after the event. Please note that USPS is experiencing delays due to the pandemic. Mailed packages may arrive several days later than usual.
About the Book
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.
About the Author
Casey Cep is a staff writer at The New Yorker. After graduating from Harvard College with a degree in English, she earned an M.Phil. in theology at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. She lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her family. “Furious Hours” is her first book.