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Mudbound
Mudbound
Author: Hillary Jordan
Jordan won the 2006 Bellwether Prize for Mudbound, her first novel. The prize was founded by Barbara Kingsolver to reward books of conscience, social responsibility, and literary merit. In addition to meeting all of the above qualifications, Jordan has written a story filled with characters as real and compelling as anyone. — In 1946, Laura ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781565126770
ISBN-10: 1565126777
Publication Date: 3/2009
Pages: 339
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 173 ratings
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
The storytelling is good, but the story being told is dark and troubling. A thought-provoking book, but not a fun read.
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Helpful Score: 5
Reminded me of Places in the Heart (Academy Award winning movie). Not a sunshiny read, but more like real life. A good, classic tragedy. She created a real time and place for me. I felt compassion for some and disdain for others. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it easy to pick up, it stayed with me and I still think about the characters. Haunting.
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Helpful Score: 3
Very moving, touching story with real characters and a distinct Southern feel. Racism is a huge theme here, along with the horrors of war, lust, and a search for tolerance and acceptance. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, as it moved me deeper than I allow most novels to affect.
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Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book. If you liked "The Help", you'll most likely like this book. The setting is Mississippi post WWII and encompasses many topics; racism, segregation, Nazi Germany, women's rights. It's similar to "The Help" without any humor. I couldn't put it down once I started it.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a great read. It gets a little difficult at times, given the subject matter. I'd highly recommend it.
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This is not easy reading, but I found it compelling, holding my interest right to the end. It is a graphic portrayal of life for people of color living in the South during the 1950-1960's era.
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Really gripping book.
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A powerful story about life in the south post WW2 with surprise twists and unique perspectives from multiple characters point of view. a good read!

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