The setting is the mid-fifties when D.D. Eisenhower is President, Elvis is King, and the country is at rest. In this presentation, Cunningham will discuss his praised work of fiction, which draws from many of his real life experiences, chronicling life in both a town and a time which was closing out an endearing and romantic era of the American South.
"A little bit of the Cumberland River is in Bill Cunningham's bloodstream, and it flows freely in this enchanting novel of remembrance", John Egerton, author of the critically-acclaimed Generations, Southern Food, and award-winning, Speak Now Against the Day.
Before becoming a member of the state's highest court, Cunningham served as a circuit court judge for 15 years. He was the Eddyville city attorney from 1974 to 1991 and public defender for the Kentucky State Penitentiary from 1974 to 1976. He served as the Commonwealth's Attorney for the 56th Judicial District from 1976 to 1988. During his tenure in that position, he was voted the Outstanding Commonwealth Attorney of Kentucky by his peers.
Cunningham is the author of the acclaimed best seller, On Bended Knees. He has written six books on regional history, all of which chronicle the struggles for justice in western Kentucky since the Civil War.
A book signing will follow the presentation.
Evenings Upstairs Series: Children of Promise with Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham