Newsroom Readers Club: Montgomery’s ‘Shot’ now for sale

Ben Montgomery’s fourth book, "A Shot in the Moonlight: How a Freed Slave and a Confederate Soldier Fought for Justice in the Jim Crow South," was released today.

The book is the first choice for the Newsroom Readers Club, a book club to celebrate books with an Arkansas connection.

An excerpt was published today at Military Times and it can be read here.

The book can be purchased online here or at your favorite local bookstore.

Montgomery, from Moore, Oklahoma, is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, where he was a football standout and editor of the student newspaper. He previously worked for the newspaper in Russellville before reaching escape velocity in a writing career that touched down in Tampa, Florida.

Montgomery’s previous novels include:

  • Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail, published in 2014

  • The Leper Spy: The Story of an Unlikely Hero of World War II, published in 2016

  • The Man Who Walked Backward: An American Dreamer's Search for Meaning in the Great Depression, published in 2018.

The award-winning, Grandma Gatewood's Walk was a New York Times best seller.

A Shot in the Moonlight is published by Little, Brown and Company.