Book Club Is Back! 9/13/17

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The St. James Book Club took a break in July & August. We hope you read lots of interesting books and will tell us something about them at our next meeting on Wed., Sept. 13th, at 7pm. Have you finished our next selection,  Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan?
Amazon describes the book thusly:
“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. The men and women of each family relate their versions of events and we are drawn into their lives as they become players in a tragedy on the grandest scale. As Kingsolver says of Hillary Jordan, “Her characters walked straight out of 1940s Mississippi and into the part of my brain where sympathy and anger and love reside, leaving my heart racing. They are with me still.””
As always, you can borrow book club reads (typically available in several formats) from your local library (or follow this local library link), or purchase them from your local independent book store or on-line from sites such as Amazon, where they are no doubt available in different formats and editions.
Join us at 1170 Broadway at 7pm on September 13th. Enter through the side door on Clarendon.

Have a great summer!