Mothers & Murderers (JCC Cultural Arts & Book Series)

JCC Cultural Arts & Book Series

As a sponsor of the Jewish Community Center's Cultural Arts and Book Series, Wright Memorial Public Library is pleased to bring our patrons these speaker events.  There is no charge for the events in this series and all are virtual.  Please use the registration link to sign up to attend.

Mothers & Murderers: A True Story of Love, Lies, Obsession … and Second Chances takes readers on a wild tragicomic ride from the criminal courtrooms of California’s Silicon Valley to the Himalayan mountains of Pakistan to the deserts of Ethiopia. In delightful, insightful prose, Ellison reflects on her mistakes and her triumphs as she weaves together the stories of how her Pulitzer Prize-winning career almost ended before it began, how she nearly missed marrying the love of her life, and how she unwittingly got drawn into a stranger-than-fiction murder case. Rich in drama and self-reflection, replete with unique characters –including two bumbling hitmen, a rodeo-riding prosecutor, a flamboyant Beverly Hills defense attorney, and a charismatic stay-at-home mother-of-three who is keeping outrageous secrets– Mothers & Murderers is a mashup of FargoBody Heat, and Eat, Pray, Love. It’s guaranteed to make you laugh, cry – and think.

Katherine Ellison is a Pulitzer-prize-winning former foreign correspondent and the author of ten non-fiction books, on topics ranging from Imelda Marcos to environmental conservation to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Her numerous awards for journalism include The George Polk Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, and the Overseas Press Club of America’s award for human rights reporting.

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