Some of you might have had the opportunity to meet Pulitzer prize winning author J.R. Moehringer at BEA; I heard several reports about how charming and interesting he was, but unfortunately I didn't have the pleasure. However, you can bet that I will jump at the chance if it comes around again because I'm halfway through Sutton and anxious for this work day to be over so I can finish it! (JK Virginia, I love being at work).
Sutton is the fictionalized account of Christmas Day, 1969. In reality, notorious bank robber, William 'the Actor' Sutton was released from prison after 17 years and spent this one day with a photographer and a reporter re-visiting the important NYC landmarks in his life. Little is known of what was discussed that day because the subsequent article was inaccurate and poorly edited. In Moehringer's words Sutton "is my guess. But it's also my wish."
And what a wonderful wish...it's engaging and funny and if you are obsessed with NYC history (as I may or may not be), it is a real treat. I highly recommend checking this out (on sale 9/25).