Bean There, Read That: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

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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 by Friday March 22, 2013 so I have a head count!

If you have questions or you would like to receive email reminders, contact me at Don’t forget to add to the conversation on the Library’s Goodreads page!

Erin Seeger

I am the Lawn & Garden and Cooking Neighborhood Librarian who also leads the "Bean There, Read That" book discussion for folks in their 20s and 30s, facilitates the "Master Gardener" series, and the "Cooking by the Book" series at Garfield Community Center.