Fireside Reading & Podcast Series

William Swanson (2015 Fireside Reading Series)

February 18, 2015

William Swanson joins the series to discuss his new book, Stolen from the Garden, the thrilling true crime story of the 1972 abduction of Virginia Piper, one of the largest kidnap-for-ransom cases in the history of the FBI. Drawing on government documents and exclusive interviews with family members, the book provides the first comprehensive account of the sensational kidnapping and its long, eventful…

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Marlon James (2015 Fireside Reading Series)

February 11, 2015

Novelist Marlon James kicks off the series with a reading from his new book, A Brief History of Seven Killings. Described by the New York Times as “sweeping, mythic, over-the-top, colossal and dizzyingly complex,” James’ new book uses the 1976 assassination attempt on Bob Marley as a springboard to explore Jamaican society and culture.  James teaches creative writing and English…

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