Sidney Thompson • Book Talk & Signing


Join Ernest & Hadley Booksellers on Friday, October 13 as we welcome Sidney Thompson, author of the Bass Reeves Trilogy, for a book signing and talk from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.

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The Forsaken and the Dead is the third and latest installment of The Bass Reeves Trilogy. Books 1 & 2 of the Trilogy have been adapted for the Paramount+ miniseries Lawmen: Bass Reeves!

All heroes have fatal flaws and a moment of defining hubris, but few rise from the ashes to achieve greater heights. In 1884 Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves was arrested for murder and placed among his own prisoners in Hell on the Border, the infamous federal jail in Fort Smith, Arkansas. It was the single greatest setback of his illustrious career, but it wouldn’t be his last mistake or trial by fire.

In The Forsaken and the Dead, we meet Reeves again. In the 1890s, past his prime, Reeves proceeds through the valleys and shadows of Indian and Oklahoma Territories. Despite his caution and innovations as a lawman and detective, his nation no longer seems a product of his own making—so much like his children and his marriage to Jennie. While a modern world implodes around him and demons from his past continue to haunt his present, he remains resolute in his faith that he can be a steady rider on a pale horse.

Sidney Thompson teaches creative writing and African American literature at Texas Christian University. He is the author of the award-winning Follow the Angels, Follow the Doves: The Bass Reeves Trilogy, Book One (Bison Books, 2020) and Hell on the Border: The Bass Reeves Trilogy, Book Two (Bison Books, 2021), adapted for the Paramount+ miniseries Lawmen: Bass Reeves, directed by Taylor Sheridan and starring David Oyelowo.

Event date: 

Friday, October 13, 2023 - 5:30 pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

1928 7Th St

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1829

Event date: 
Friday, October 13, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
1928 7Th St
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1829
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The Forsaken and the Dead: The Bass Reeves Trilogy, Book Three By Sidney Thompson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496220325
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Published: Bison Books - October 1st, 2023