01/27 Writers Read Book Group Meeting
Participants are invited to share insights and observations. Writers (and non-writing readers) of all genres and skill levels are welcome. Barbara Cohen and Brenda Schulman will lead the discussion of Mudbound by Hillary Jordan.
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.
Our next meeting is Sunday, march 10, 3-5pm. Book TBA.
Please consider picking a book and leading a discussion in the new year. One of the reasons our group has been so successful over the last four years is the wide variety of books our diverse group of discussion leaders have chosen (not to mention the good food). Let’s keep up the fun! Choose quick before all the dates are gone!