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Virtual Event – Casey Cep
November 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic City Books is proud to welcome Casey Cep, author of Furious Hours, recognized as one of the Best Books of 2019 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Dallas Morning News, and The Economist, for a virtual event in celebration of the paperback release of the book.
This free event will be moderated by David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon and will be hosted on the Zoom platform and Facebook Live. To register in advance visit: https://magiccitybooks.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QQWOWYzZSVOmSy8zwIACtQ.
After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join the event on Thursday November 5 at 7:00 central.
Furious Hours is available in paperback at Magic City Books. You can purchase a copy in the store or online here: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/furious-hours/241.
About Furious Hours
In Furious Hours, 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.
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.
Casey Cep is a staff writer at The New Yorker. After graduating from Harvard 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. www.caseycep.com
Praise for Furious Hours:
“Captivating. . . . A spellbinding true crime story.” — The New York Times Book Review
“A triumph on every level. One of the losses to literature is that Harper Lee never found a way to tell a gothic true-crime story she’d spent years researching. Casey Cep has excavated this mesmerizing story and tells it with grace and insight and a fierce fidelity to the truth.” –David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon
“An enthralling work of narrative nonfiction. . . . Cep delivers edge-of-your-seat courtroom drama while brilliantly reinventing Southern Gothic.” — O, The Oprah Magazine
“The sort of story that even Lee would have been proud to write.” –Michael Lewis, The New York Times