Ross Howell, Jr.
Tue., Feb. 9, 7 p.m. 2016
From the venue:Ross Howell Jr.â€™s stunning debut novel Forsaken presents the chilling true story of Virginia Christian, an uneducated African American girl who was tried and convicted of murdering her white employer in 1912. Charlie Mears, a white man, covered the case as a rookie reporter. The book chronicles the story of the trial and its aftermath as seen through Mearsâ€™s eyes, weaving in actual court records, letters, and personal accounts.