Evening Book Discussion - "Ghost of the Innocent Man"
Evening Book Discussion - "Ghost of the Innocent Man" In-Person
Come join us to discuss the non-fiction book, Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption by Benjamin Rachlin, who grew up in New Hampshire.
Book Summary: "When the final gavel clapped in a rural southern courtroom in the summer of 1988, Willie J. Grimes, a gentle spirit with no record of violence, was shocked and devastated to be convicted of first-degree rape and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Here is the story of this everyman and his extraordinary quarter-century-long journey to freedom, told in breathtaking and sympathetic detail, from the botched evidence and suspect testimony that led to his incarceration to the tireless efforts to prove his innocence and the identity of the true perpetrator.
These were spearheaded by his relentless champion, Christine Mumma, a cofounder of North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission. That commission-unprecedented at its inception in 2006-remains a model organization unlike any other in the country, and one now responsible for a growing number of exonerations."-- Provided by the publisher.
All are welcome to attend, and we look forward to seeing you at the meeting!
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- Thursday, September 1, 2022 Show more dates
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Community Room
- Adult Services Program
Time Zone: Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)