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Julian Rubinstein -- "The Holly"

Julian Rubinstein will speak about and sign his new book, The Holly, on Wednesday, June 30th at 6:30pm at Boulder Book Store. Tickets to attend are $5 and are available on Eventbrite HERE or by clicking the button below.

About the Book:
On the last evening of summer in 2013, five shots rang out in a part of northeast Denver known as the Holly. Long a destination for African American families fleeing the Jim Crow South, the area had become an “invisible city” within a historically white metropolis. While shootings there weren’t uncommon, the identity of the shooter that night came as a shock. Terrance Roberts was a revered anti-gang activist. His attempts to bring peace to his community had won the accolades of both his neighbors and the state’s most important power brokers. Why had he just fired a gun?

In The Holly, the award-winning Denver-based journalist Julian Rubinstein reconstructs the events that left a local gang member paralyzed and Roberts facing the possibility of life in prison. Much more than a crime story, The Holly is a multigenerational saga of race and politics that runs from the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter.



*Tickets are $5 (plus a small convenience fee).

*A coupon good for $5 off a copy of The Holly, or a purchase on the day of the event is included with your ticket. You will receive this coupon at the event.

*COVID-19 measures: Admission to this event will be limited, and masks will be required.

*Send an email to bbsvirtualevents@gmail.com if you're a Readers Guild member and you'd like to reserve a seat at this event. Seats must be reserved before 5pm on event day.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
1107 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun, and the Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374168919
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on the title to see details.
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 11th, 2021

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