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Caught Read-Handed Book Discussion

2024-07-10 13:00:00 2024-07-10 14:00:00 America/Phoenix Caught Read-Handed Book Discussion Civic Center Library - Conversation Space @ the Loft

Wednesday, July 10
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-10 13:00:00 2024-07-10 14:00:00 America/Phoenix Caught Read-Handed Book Discussion Civic Center Library - Conversation Space @ the Loft

Civic Center Library

Conversation Space @ the Loft

Join us every month for engaging conversation on titles from the true crime genre.

This month we will be discussing Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Behrendt.

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case.

It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this true-crime book has become a modern classic.

--Provided by the publisher.

Civic Center Library

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Scottsdale
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Opened August 30, 1968

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