Richard (“Rick”) Underwood, UK Law Professor and author, will discuss and sign his new book, CrimeSong: True Crime Stories From Southern Murder Ballads. “A sometimes-sad, sometimes-humorous look at ballads that have preserved a part of America’s crazed, violent histroy.” (Kirkus Reviews) “A revealing look at the quirky history of U.S. criminal law.” (Kirkus Reviews) “…valuable for ballad performers, scholars, and lovers of true crime.” —Loyal Jones, American writer. “…fascinating, delightful, and important contribution to Southern history, literature, and culture.”—Gurney Norman, American writer. Free and open to the public.
Come join us for an engaging book discussion at one of Lexington’s and Kentucky’s best independent bookstores, Wild Fig Books & Coffee, owned by Ron Davis, Kentucky poet and artist, and Crystal Wilkinson, award winning author.