Author Wesley Murphey will sign copies of his book, "A Homeless Man's Burden," at Medford's Barnes & Noble bookstore, 1400 Biddle Road, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 5.

Author Wesley Murphey will sign copies of his book, "A Homeless Man's Burden," at Medford's Barnes & Noble bookstore, 1400 Biddle Road, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 5.

The book is a fictionalized, present-day account of the brutal, real-life murder in 1960 of a little girl in a Dexter, Ore., bean field.