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More Than Words Author Event: Dick Lehr

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Join us on Saturday, November 4th from 2:00 - 4:00 PM for a special event with New York Times best-selling author Dick Lehr.

The co-author of Black Mass brings us a gripping YA novel inspired by a true story of a young man’s false imprisonment for murder – and those who fought to free him.

On a hot summer night in the late 1980s, in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury, a twelve-year-old African-American girl was sitting on a mailbox talking with her friends when she became the innocent victim of gang-related gunfire. Amid public outcry, an immediate manhunt was on to catch the murderer, and a young African-American man was quickly apprehended, charged, and—wrongly—convicted of the crime.

Dick Lehr, a former reporter for the Boston Globe’s famous Spotlight Team who investigated this case for the newspaper, now turns the story into Trell, a page-turning novel about the daughter of the imprisoned man, who persuades a reporter and a lawyer to help her prove her father’s innocence. What pieces of evidence might have been overlooked? Can they manage to get to the truth before a dangerous character from the neighborhood gets to them?

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More Than Words is a non-profit social enterprise that empowers system-involved young adults to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

More Than Words is located on the 2nd floor at 242 East Berkeley Street in Boston, MA.