Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

My cousin has been begging me to read this book for a year or more, so a digital version went with me to Ireland on the iPad.  I know totally understand her urging!  Mudbound is a Southern saga, told through alternating narrators, of post WWII racism as a black and a white war hero return to the Jim Crow South.  The reviewers that compare Hillary Jordan to Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor are right.  This is a heart-wrenchingly beautiful book - but it is also an importantly moral book. 

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