About the Book: Ben Ewell’s life was turned upside down on Easter Sunday 1992, when his brother, sister-in-law, and niece were murdered. While trying to make sense of this world-shattering tragedy, Ben can’t help but think back on his life: the hard work and the many peaceful Sunday afternoons growing up on a farm in Ohio in a house without a bathroom or running water; his high school antics in the 1950s; his time in Haight-Ashbury while attending law school in 1960s San Francisco; and the highs and lows, both personal and professional, of life after school. Threaded throughout these reminiscences, Ben reveals the details of the investigation of his family members’ murders—and the arrest and trial of the parties involved.
In this decades-long saga, Ben covers everything from marriage and divorce, love and loss, family, and friendship and even some politics and business ventures. This is a story of perseverance in the face of tragedy, of creating opportunities out of problems, and of appreciating the gift of life and the world around us—with some humor along the way.