Pleasant Valley is a beautiful corner of Richland County, and one of the first parts of the region to be settled. Most people associate the area with the Malabar Farm estate of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Broomfield.
The valley again became well-known as the location of the Shawshank Oak, the massive tree featured in "The Shawshank Redemption." But in 1896, Ceely Rose poisoned her entire family in a small farmhouse on the grounds of what is now Malabar Farm State Park.
Today on "All Sides Weekend: Books" with host Christopher Purdy, author Mark Sebastian Jordan discusses his new book about the murders.
Kassie Rose, WOSU book critic
Kris Hickey, youth services manager at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Whetstone branch
Mark Sebastian Jordan, author and historian