The anticipation is finally over for the many locals who have patiently waited with bated breath to hear the latest Roswell Reads book selection. Organizers announced "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" by Tom Franklin as the program's 2012 selection during Monday evening's city council meeting.
For the seventh year in a row, thousands of locals will join their neighbors in reading the same book. "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter," which is set in rural Mississippi, describes the friendship and separation of two boys as they grow into adulthood. Two crimes divide them as teens and ultimately reunite them as adults, according to the book description.
Book discussions, activities and a final luncheon with the author will all take place during January through March of 2012 within the Roswell Reads program.
The program - which is essentially a very large and very local book club - features a different book each year. This year's selection was "My Name is Mary Sutter" by Robin Oliveira.