Karen's favorite book she read this month was Mudbound by Hillary Jordan (Gerard liked it too!):
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan is a book that drew me into the characters. It is historical fiction during 1946 about a black and a white man coming home from war to Mississippi to help their families on the farm. I had no idea what this book was about from the title, but “Mudbound” is the name of the farm Henry bought out of the blue without even consulting his wife, Laura. She is the one who named the farm because she felt trapped there. Through great story telling by all the characters, the reader discovers the tragic story behind Pappy’s death.
Although I did not like the offensive language, it was a part of history and was used appropriately in conveying the unfairness the Blacks faced every day. Mudbound is very well written and had lots of good passages in it. I had a hard time choosing a teaser! I enjoyed this book very much and highly recommend it if you like books with some depth that cause you to really take an interest in the characters. I agree with Gerard that it would make a good movie.
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