Monica Hesse, "American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land"
The Regulator welcomes Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse, author of American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land, for a reading and book signing.
“A true-crime saga that works in every respect.” —★Kirkus Reviews
In October 2013 Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse drove to Virginia to cover the trials of Charlie Smith, the culprit behind an arson spree terrorizing Accomack County. American Fire is the incredible story of what she discovered while covering the case: a once-thriving coastal retreat gutted by a punishing economy, a community buttressed by fierce loyalties, and the twisted love story that sparked it all.
Monica Hesse is a feature writer for the Washington Post. A finalist for a Livingston and James Beard Award, she is also the author of Girl in the Blue Coat. She lives in Washington, DC.