FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2021 AT 5 PM PDT – 7 PM PDT
The Warden’s Son Book Release Party
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Mark your calendars for the release of The Warden’s Son, a posthumous memoir about growing up at the Idaho State Penitentiary by Jerry Clapp, son of Idaho’s longest serving Warden, Lou Clapp, and featuring an introduction by Anthony Parry, Old Idaho Penitentiary Interpretive Specialist. This fascinating “family portrait” brings stories of the Idaho State Penitentiary to life with chilling recollections of riots, escapes, and hangings as witnessed by a little boy living on the prison grounds.
Admission is $8 for adults or free with the purchase of a book and includes presentations by the publisher and widow of Jerry Clapp. ISHS Members receive free admission and an in-store 10% discount on The Warden’s Son.
Ticket sales begin Tuesday, April 20 at 10:00am at history.idaho.gov.
Like many of you, I’m sweltering through a historic heatwave plaguing the Pacific Northwest and northern Rocky Mountains. By July 4th, my hometown in Montana has already had more 90+ degree days than we used to have all summer. As the heat dries out forests, wildland fires will follow. We know the pattern.
We are a doughnut loving family! I love that the popular “national days” give us the excuse to indulge in these delicious treats! What better way to celebrate this sweet holiday than sinking your teeth into a tasty tale–featuring our favorite fried delicacy of course!
Grab your favorite doughnut (and a cup of coffee) and start reading!
Fan readers of which authors/books do you think would enjoy this title and why? Walter Mosley fans would enjoy this book because it’s a mystery that’s steeped in black tradition and vernacular. Fans of Eric Jerome Dickey books would also enjoy this read because of its humor and accessibility.