Run, Brother, Run: A Memoir of a Murder in My Family (Scribner, 26.00) is the newly published book by David Berg that will bring the prominent Houston attorney to Oxford and Off Square Books June 19 at 5 p.m. The author of numerous legal articles, essays, and a previous book, The Trial Lawyer: What It Takes to Win, Berg's memoir unravels the 1968 murder of his older brother by Charles Harrelson, a notorious hit man and father of actor Woody Harrelson, and the miscarriage of justice the surviving family found itself served.
Written in punches of grief and humor, Run, Brother, Run is "extraordinary," according to Christopher Kelley, writing in the New York Times on June 8. "What is remarkable about the book, though, is Mr. Berg's writing. He elegantly brings to life the rough-and-tumble boomtown that was 1960s-era Houston, and conveys with unflinching force the emotional damage his brother's death did to his family."
Please join us for this event or order signed copies from Square Books. -- RH