Page & Palette presents Walter Bennett to sign his latest novel Leaving Tuscaloosa, Monday, Dec. 3 at 2:00 p.m.
About the Book
It is the deep South, 1962, the year before Bull Connor turned his fire hoses on civil rights protesters in Birmingham and the Klan bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church. Two young men, one black and one white, are poised to face their destinies as the world erupts beneath their feet. Leaving Tuscaloosa has been called, “compelling” and “important,” by two of America’s leading novelists because it asks basic questions–what is the truth of our history, how has that truth shaped our lives, what are our moral obligations as a result–and it responds with a story of redemption of the human heart.
About the Author
Walter Bennett is a former lawyer, judge, and law professor who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and has published short fiction in both print and online journals, including Voices and The Courtland Review. A recent essay on trout fishing, “Black Quill,” appears in Astream: American Writers on Fly Fishing, Spring, 2012. He has written numerous articles on the law; and a highly acclaimed book: The Lawyer’s Myth: Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession. He is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.