"Sleepless Nights" Book Discussion

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"Sleepless Nights" Book Discussion

Picture of the author Norwood HollandNorwood Holland grew up in Gum Springs, the historically black enclave in Virginia's suburban Fairfax County, which was once a part of the Mount Vernon Plantation.  He is a graduate of Fisk University where he majored in English and education. He studied under the late Harlem Renaissance writer Arna Bontemps, and he has a Juris Doctor from Howard University. 

He will discuss his novel Sleepless Nights on Saturday, March 10, at 1 p.m. in Room A.  Sleepless Nights is the first of a series of detective-based fiction featuring Drew Smith, the urban attorney and Book cover of Sleepless Nightslegal wizard.  Drew Smith, an African-American trial attorney who takes on difficult crimes with sometimes shady clients, is a tale grounded in the pulp fiction literary noir tradition.  In this caper DC's notable trial attorney faces a midlife crisis.