In 1946 a young couple is brutally murdered in the East Texas town of Cold Springs. Now—34 years later—rumor has it that the sole suspect in these murders has returned. While the response to this report ranges from giddy excitement to vile loathing, another dead body turns up.
Jane Roberts Wood, author of Grace, is a recipient of the Texas Institute of Letters Award and has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. Roseborough is a poignant tale about fragile family bonds. When her 14-year-old daughter runs away, Mary Lou, a recent widow, signs up for a single-parenting class. Before long, she begins a comical, touching quest to find her daughter.