Friends of the Library Book Discussion

"Mudbound" by Hillary Jordan Wednesday, March 28, at 1 p.m.

In Jordan's prize-winning debut, prejudice takes many forms, both subtle and brutal. It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband's Mississippi Delta farm--a place she finds foreign and frightening. In the midst of the family's struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land. Jamie McAllan, Laura's brother-in-law, is everything her husband is not--charming, handsome, and haunted by his memories of combat. Ronsel Jackson, eldest son of the black sharecroppers who live on the McAllan farm, has come home with the shine of a war hero. But no matter his bravery in defense of his country, he is still considered less than a man in the Jim Crow South. It is the unlikely friendship of these brothers-in-arms that drives this powerful novel to its inexorable conclusion.

Pick up a copy of the book at the AYA desk on the 2nd floor

Created by Patricia Pryal on Feb 19th, 2018 @ 2:08 PM.
Updated on Feb 27th, 2018 @ 9:59 AM.