Crooked Letter squared

October 22, 2010

for the past couple of weeks, it’s been all buzz all the time for Tom Franklin’s “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter.”  from the LJ review (a synopsis far more enticing than the one provided by the publisher):

In 1970s Mississippi, bookish white boy Larry Ott befriends poor black Silas Jones, who has moved to the area from Chicago. During high school, they drift apart, as Silas excels at baseball and Larry is a nerdy outsider. One night, Larry has a date with a girl who is much too popular and good-looking for him. The girl vanishes mysteriously, and Larry is blamed, although no evidence of foul play ever turns up.

and the LJ verdict?

A ripping good mystery, this novel also has depth and a subtle literary side, as the local area comes to life through the writer’s cinematic descriptive phrases and a large and colorful cast of supporting characters. Highly recommended.

Ron Charles at The Washington Post loved it, calling it “terrific,” and a “smart, thoughtful novel.”  Barnes & Noble featured it in their recommended titles with one bookseller describing it as “a literary mystery about the tragedy of the secrets we keep.  I couldn’t help but be reminded of To Kill a Mockingbird.”

without further ado, if you’d like an arc of “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter,” be the first Sno-Isle Libraries employee to comment.

posting by marin who promises to resume giving away arcs more regularly


One Response to “Crooked Letter squared”

  1. jeanne Says:

    me, me please

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