Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
Harper Lee helped her friend Truman Capote research In Cold Blood. Seventeen years later, she returned to her native Alabama intending to write her own true-crime classic. She spent a year there, interviewing people at the trial of a vigilante relative who shot a rural preacher who had evaded justice after allegedly murdering five family members for insurance money. Exploring the mystery of artistic creativity, this book is a moving portrait of one of history’s most beloved writers and her struggle with fame and success.
8:30 AM | Lewes Public Library
Rhodes Scholar Casey Cep, from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, graduated with a degree in English from Harvard and a Master of Philosophy from Oxford. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The New Republic.