Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Wishlist Wednesday...


I am delighted to be part of wishlist Wednesday which is hosted by Dani at pen to paper

 




The idea is to post about one book each week that has been on your wishlist for some time, or maybe just added.

So what do you need to do to join in?

Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.

Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.

Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.

Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of her post.

Put a link back to pen to paper (http://vogue-pentopaper.blogspot.com) somewhere in your post.

My Wishlist Wednesday book

is

Crooked letter, Crooked Letter

by

Tom Franklin


Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
William Morrow & Company (5 Oct 2010)





Synopsis from Goodreads




Now the Edgar Award-winning author returns with his most accomplished and resonant novel so far—an atmospheric drama set in rural Mississippi. In the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones were boyhood pals. Their worlds were as different as night and day: Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother. Yet for a few months the boys stepped outside of their circumstances and shared a special bond. But then tragedy struck: Larry took a girl on a date to a drive-in movie, and she was never heard from again. She was never found and Larry never confessed, but all eyes rested on him as the culprit. The incident shook the county—and perhaps Silas most of all. His friendship with Larry was broken, and then Silas left town.


More than twenty years have passed. Larry, a mechanic, lives a solitary existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion. Silas has returned as a constable. He and Larry have no reason to cross paths until another girl disappears and Larry is blamed again. And now the two men who once called each other friend are forced to confront the past they've buried and ignored for decades.


I'm not really sure where I first read the review for this book, but the title intrigued me and its been lingering on one of my wish lists for quite some time.


Maybe I'll read it one day soon !

2 comments:

  1. New follower here! This book sounds mysterious. I love books with a good mystery! I am always on the look out for new kinds of books I would like. Thanks for the post!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book Blog
    Link to my Wishlist Wednesday: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi b_is ....thanks for following jaffareadstoo - you are very welcome here. Thanks also for taking the time to read my wishlist Wednesday choice...I agree that it sounds mysterious..

      Come back and see us again soon.

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Thanks for taking the time to comment - Jaffa and I appreciate your interest.