Thursday, August 19, 2010

"Mudbound" by Hillary Jordan

Mississippi, 1940's - prejudice and abuse are alive and well, even after men returned as heroes from the war. Hillary Jordan pulls you back in time to let you experience life as it was in her rural setting. Her characters each tell their story, letting the reader understand their perspective on events and people. It is easy to picture the farm, the weather, the people, the story. The story is compelling and very hard to put down.

I really enjoyed this book. Ms. Jordan makes it easy to "hear" her characters. She makes it easy to visit with them and either love or hate them. It would make a great book discussion choice groups. This is a story that will stay with me and is one I will share with others.