Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Carolyn Wall book is set in Kentucky during the Depression-era 1930s.
For the eighth year in a row, Roswell residents will read the same book, at the same time. Roswell Reads literary committee has chosen its 2013 book selection: "Sweeping Up Glass" by Carolyn Wall. The annual program has a history of choosing books set in the South, written by little known, but highly acclaimed authors, says the committee. The book description on Amazon.com says: Olivia Harker Cross owns a strip of mountain in Pope County, Kentucky, a land where whites and blacks eke out a living in separate, tattered kingdoms and where silver-faced wolves howl in the night. But someone is killing the wolves of Big Foley Mountain–and Olivia is beginning to realize how much of her own bitter history she’s never understood: Her mother’s …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
The month of March is full of events that align with the Roswell Reads 2012 selection, "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter."
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Saturday, March 3, 2012
The Roswell Reads program is coming to a close, but not before organizers get in a few more special events correlating to the featured book "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" by Tom Franklin. Here's what you can expect at the Roswell Library over the next several weeks, beginning this weekend: Southern Food: The Myths, Truths and Where to Get It Presented by Jenny Turknett, AJC Dining Team Member, Southern and Neighborhood Fare Sunday, March 4; 2:30 p.m. So You Want to Open a Restaurant Presented by Jeannie Rasar, Principal of Rasar & Associates Sunday, March 4; 3:30 p.m. Horrors! A Discussion of the Genre Presented by Dave Hinchberger, Owner/Operator of OverlookConnection.com Bookstore and Press Monday, March 5; 6:30 p.m. Bullying: What You…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Get out the camera and enter to win!
Bookworms who also happen to be shutterbugs will find "The Rural South" photo contest to be a fantastic creative outlet. The latest in a series of special Roswell Reads programs held in conjunction with the community-wide reading of Tom Franklin's "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" will challenge local residents to pull out their cameras and snap photos which represent the rural South theme. Here are the rules and the way it will work: Each person may submit up to two entries. The entries need to be delivered as matted 8 x 10 photographs placed in an envelope. The deadline to enter is Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. and the winning photos from each category will be exhibited at the Roswell Library from Feb. 26 - March 11. Prizes according to …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
A local committee has chosen "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" by Tom Franklin as the 2012 Roswell Reads book selection.
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 …