Read It Again Bookstore is very excited to welcome Kristine F. Anderson to our Online Author Series. Kristine will be talking about her debut novel, Crooked Truth. Join us Saturday, November 14 at 6pm for on our YouTube channel or Facebook page for our discussion with Kristine.
You can watch this event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8lJrn3rZPc
Kristine F. Anderson
Born in Baltimore, Kristine has spent most of her life in Georgia. With a Ph.D. in Communicative Arts, she has taught high school English and writing classes at Southern Polytechnic State University, now part of Kennesaw State University. Over the years, she has also written for numerous magazines and newspapers. Her breakout novel Crooked Truth, won the Ferrol Sams Fiction Award for capturing the human condition in a Southern context. Crooked Truth is published by Mercer University Press.\
Fifteen-year-old Lucas Webster doesn't mind working in the fields and chopping cotton on his grandparents' farm in South Georgia, but he hates getting stuck caring for his Uncle Robert. Born with Down Syndrome, Robert is ten years older than Lucas and follows Lucas around like a clumsy shadow. Lucas wants to get out of Crisscross and be rid of his child-like uncle, but after his grandpa dies in the spring of 1948, things change. His grandmother withdraws in her grief and Alvin Earl, Robert's half-brother, returns to manage the farm with his guns and stash of liquor. Lucas must become more than a reluctant caretaker. A hard man, Alvin Earl plans to pull Lucas out of school to work on the farm full-time and send Robert to the state asylum. When a fatal shooting occurs late one hot afternoon, Lucas must decide what to tell the sheriff. As he discovers the ties that can destroy and bind a family, he cannot reveal what really happened to the local authorities or anyone else.