Author of Henderson’s Light to Speak at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Join us for an evening with Jack Torry, author of Henderson’s Light, a story of an all-American tragedy on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. On a chilly January evening in 1965 in Birmingham, Michigan, a Buick Skylark with five teenagers was struck head-on by a Ford Galaxy driven by a young man who had been drinking. Three of those teenagers and the driver of the Ford were killed. Aftereffects of the crash are still reverberating among the survivors who were left to deal with the realities of a terrible tragedy. This is one more episode in the continuing American story of drunk driving and its consequences. Jack Torry, a Washington, D.C.-based reporter for the Columbus Dispatch, never knew the victims or survivors, but as a 13-year-old living in Birmingham, he was haunted by the tragic crash. After the presentation, books will be available for purchase.

Registration is required and open to those with a Rochester Hills Public library card. To register go to the Events Calendar at or call 248-656-2900. The Rochester Hills Public Library is located in downtown Rochester two blocks east of Main Street off of University Drive on Olde Towne Road. For more information, please call 248-650-7124.

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