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Zoom Speaker Series: E. Vernon F. Glenn

August 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Charleston Library Society will host E. Vernon F. Glenn to talk about his most recent colorful and suspenseful novel, You Have Your Way. This exciting Zoom lecture is free and open to the public but requires an RSVP. To RSVP, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

NOTICE: Zoom event links and passwords are always distributed on the day of the event to the email you RSVP with in the form below. The email that will be sending the link and password will be dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org. If you have any questions, please call 843-723-9912

The adventures of trial lawyer Eddie Terrell continue. His professional life is prospering. His personal life is a dumpster fire. Usually racing to the prize fight, Eddie comes to the realization that he needs to beat a hasty retreat from the enticing flames and recalibrate on his own impulsive and subjective terms.

Wishing to expand his professional interests by accomplishing something on the darker side, Eddie decides to head an investment scheme with a promising payoff. Of course, there are risks that must be navigated, risks that might require dangerously effective actions.

Set in the early 2000s, Eddie is, as always, fascinated by women and they by him. Out West while resting his addled mind, he finds a new friend who is beautiful, bold, and game. She matches him wit for wit as he takes the paths less traveled and begins to make it up on the fly with trusted partners from the less than high-end zip codes. Even Eddie’s oft-imperious, oft-skeptical mother is intrigued.

Crawling out of his personal funk, Eddie reorganizes his life through unusual means, jumping the rails and going awry plenty, but always yanking himself back on course. And his newfound stimuli further ramp up his always tenacious trial skills. He welcomes orderly disorder, the playing of chess on four levels.

E. Vernon F. Glenn had no idea he would become a lawyer, much less a trial lawyer when he wandered out the doors of his beloved University in Chapel Hill way back when. His love of sports, gambling, and trying cases before both judges and juries has immersed and marinated his mind in the sharp-eyed calculations of strategy and tactics, strengths and weaknesses, human nature and chance. He went to work digging ditches in 1961 at the age of eleven for sixty cents an hour and knows that the sweat of work along with a good dose of brains is the curative dose. In 2019 he released his first novel, Friday Calls, a work of fiction based on true events, which Kirkus Reviews called a lyrical Southern tale of rippling effects. Vernon hangs his hat in the beautiful Lowcountry of South Carolina and in the re-emergent phoenix of his hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


August 4, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm