On May 9th, 2017 at 7pm, at Pale Fire Brewing Co. in Harrisonburg, our Books & Brews series featured author Beth Macy, discussing her book, "Truevine," which tells the true story of George and Willie Muse, two African American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother embarked on an epic, decades-long struggle to get them back — and to get justice for her family.
The evening was sponsored by E-N Computers, with offices in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg.
With our Books and Brews events, when you present your WMRA MemberCard, you'll receive a certificate for a complimentary beer.
Beth Macy is a journalist who writes about outsiders and underdogs. Her writing has won more than a dozen national journalism awards. Her books include, Truevine and Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local -- and Helped Save an American Town. She lives in Roanoke, Virginia, with her husband Tom, her sons, and rescue mutts Mavis and Charley.