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Gilbert King Book Signing - November 20th, 2013
Gilbert King will return on November 20th to discuss his PULITZER PRIZE WINNING book, Devil in the Grove.
This event will be held in the Community Center, corner of 6th and Baker. It will begin at 7pm. Please reserve your seat(s) by finding the event on our Facebook page and click that you'll be going. If you're not on Facebook you can contact the store to reserve seat(s).
Gilbert will speak about the book and of course sign copies afterwards.
We will have plenty of copies available for sale.
* Nominated for a 2013 Edgar Award
* Book of the Year (Non-fiction, 2012) The Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor
A gripping true story of racism, murder, rape, and the law, Devil in the Grove brings to light one of the most dramatic court cases in American history, and offers a rare and revealing portrait of Thurgood Marshall that the world has never seen before. As Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns did for the story of America’s black migration, Gilbert King’s Devil in the Grove does for this great untold story of American legal history, a dangerous and uncertain case from the days immediately before Brown v. Board of Education in which the young civil rights attorney Marshall risked his life to defend a boy slated for the electric chair—saving him, against all odds, from being sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit.