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UU Book Club – Mudbound by Hillary Jordan


Wednesday August 3, 1:30 – 3 PM at the Fellowship.

Helene Di Iulio and Ellie Kaage, hosts.  854-2312 or to RSVP.

Mudbound is a real page-turner — a tangle of history, tragedy, and romance powered by guilt, moral indignation, and a near chorus of unstoppable voices. — Stewart O’Nan

In the winter of 1946, Henry McAllen moves his city-bred wife, Laura, from their comfortable home in Memphis to a remote cotton farm in the Mississippi Delta — a place she finds both foreign and frightening. While Henry works the land he loves, Laura struggles to raise their two young children in a rude shack with no indoor plumbing or electricity, under the eye of her hateful, racist father-in-law. When it rains, the waters rise up and swallow the bridge to town, stranding the family in a sea of mud.

This book was chosen as a follow-up to THE HELP, a book about race relations in the 1960’s, which most of the club members have already read.