August 9, 2022
Free and Open to the Public
Author Series: They Shot Kennedy
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
They Shot Kennedy: A Novel by David Benjamin. Hop on this rollercoaster and ride back through history to the "death of innocence' and the day the sixties arrived.
David Benjamin, prolific author and founder of Last Kid Books, has lived all over the world, creating richly detailed stories set in Tokyo, Paris and event Wisconsin.
If you grew up in Wisconsin in the Sixties, as author David Benjamin did, you may
remember some Madison landmarks that are permanently etched in the city’s unique
sense of place.
You’re in for a nostalgic ride back to the Sixties in They Shot Kennedy. The author’s slightly
autobiographical novel is often referred to as the quintessential “Great Madison Novel”
by combining comic relief and adolescent angst amid the twentieth century’s profoundest
presidential tragedy. It is often thought of as “The Great American High School Novel.”
Benjamin noted, “While the assassination of JFK was a turning point in American history.
They Shot Kennedy is a microcosm of how the tragedy affected ordinary people leading
their own distracted, self-absorbed and confusing lives.”