Literary nonfiction explores highly publicized case of Noura Jackson convicted of matricide.


Jennifer Jackson

What pushed Noura Jackson, a privileged, eighteen year old, over the edge–from high school and parties in Memphis to a Tennessee prison, convicted of matricide, one of the rarest of all crimes?

Stranger to the Truth, a work of literary nonfiction by Lisa C. Hickman, explores the fatal intersection of Noura, her circle of dissolute teenage friends, and the murder of Jennifer Jackson, Noura’s high-achieving mother.

Set against the backdrop of an early June Bacchanalia, the brutal attack seemed to reflect deep-seated, personal and exponential rage.

The Memphis Flyer: “The narrative exhibits more than energy … call it omniscient and urgent.”

Universal themes of parenting, adolescence and rebellion explored. Click here for broadcast interview with Lisa C. Hickman.

CBS 48 Hours Mystery:  “My Mother’s Murder,” click here

Tennessee Supreme Court to hear Noura’s appeal, click here

Hear State Supreme Court arguments on Noura Jackson’s appeal

Author Lisa Hickman to appear at Mid-South Book Festival