Leaving Tuscaloosa: A Novel by Walter Bennett

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Author Walter Bennett visited WHNT News 19 at Noon to discuss his latest undertaking, "Leaving Tuscaloosa."

It is the deep South, 1962, the year before Bull Connor turned his fire hoses on civil rights protesters in Birmingham and the Klan bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church. Two young men, one black and one white, are poised to face their destinies as the world erupts beneath their feet.

Leaving Tuscaloosa has been called, “compelling” and “important,” by two of America’s leading novelists because it asks basic questions–what is the truth of our history, how has that truth shaped our lives, what are our moral obligations as a result–and it responds with a story of redemption of the human heart.

You can find this novel at independent book stores and major online stores.