Okay, I admit that for the longest time I was not looking forward to reading this book, one reason being I tend to judge books by their covers (bad habit), and the cover of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin convinced me this would be a sad, depressing book, which I was not in the mood for. Luckily I had to read it to discuss it on a podcast and I could not put it down once I started. 10 pages in and I was hooked!
In the 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas “32” Jones were boyhood pals in a small town in rural Mississippi. Their worlds were as different as night and day: Larry was the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, black single mother. But then Larry took a girl to a drive-in movie and she was never seen or heard from again. He never confessed . . . and was never charged. More than twenty years have passed. Larry lives a solitary, shunned existence…Silas has become the town constable. And now another girl has disappeared…
If you are interested in reading this, you can nab a copy at the Reference Desk, first-come, first served. I will also bring copies of April’s book, The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls to The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn) on Tuesday March 26, 2013 7-8:30PM. As always, plan to bring cash for drinks and food as young professionals in their 20s/30s gather to discuss Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin.
If you plan to attend, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday March 22, 2013 so I have a head count!
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