At the May 17, Museum Moments, writer Allen Wildmon has taken incidents from the pages of Mississippi history and turned them into a gripping novel of passion, illicit sex, and murder. A statue of his main character Colonel William C. Falkner towers over all others in the Ripley, Mississippi cemetery. Wildmon, rendering Falkner’s story in fictional terms, shows his readers why Falkner was a figure larger than life and why his flamboyant story is worth telling. Falkner great grandfather of Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner was a man who led a dangerous and adventurous life, defied law and convention, and in the end was gunned down by an old friend and former business partner. Then as Thurmond holds a cocked gun in Falkner’s face -- Wildmon uses flashbacks to indicate how Falkner invited his own murder. Lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Library and the event is free. Lunch will be served at 11:30.