Thursday, February 10, 2011

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

I am very lucky to have a won a copy of Mudbound by Hillary Jordan from Mary over at (the fabulous blog) Bookfan! Thank you Mary! Here is the Barnes and Noble description:

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.

This sounds fantastic. Have you read it? If so, what did you think?

If you haven't visited Mary's blog, definitely go check it out here.

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