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August 9, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monona, WI 53716
Free and Open to the Public
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Author Series: They Shot Kennedy

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

They Shot Kennedy: A Novel by David Benjamin. Hop on this rollercoaster and ride back through history to the "death of innocence' and the day the sixties arrived. David Benjamin, prolific author and founder of Last Kid Books, has lived all over the world, creating richly detailed stories set in Tokyo, Paris and event Wisconsin.

If you grew up in Wisconsin in the Sixties, as author David Benjamin did, you may

remember some Madison landmarks that are permanently etched in the city’s unique

sense of place.

You’re in for a nostalgic ride back to the Sixties in They Shot Kennedy. The author’s slightly

autobiographical novel is often referred to as the quintessential “Great Madison Novel”

by combining comic relief and adolescent angst amid the twentieth century’s profoundest

presidential tragedy. It is often thought of as “The Great American High School Novel.”

Benjamin noted, “While the assassination of JFK was a turning point in American history.

They Shot Kennedy is a microcosm of how the tragedy affected ordinary people leading

their own distracted, self-absorbed and confusing lives.”

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