Sunday, January 9, 2011
Discussion of Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
Discussion leader: Dr. Janelle Masters, Dean of Academic Affairs
Bismarck State College Library
1 to 3 p.m.*
*Note: We will finish a little early so those who also want to attend Conversations at BSC at 3 p.m. can do so.
Mudbound is Hillary Jordan’s award-winning debut novel. Set on a cotton farm in the Mississippi Delta in the late 1940s, we see a world of racism, prejudice, and hardship through the eyes of six characters, who take turns narrating the story. Mudbound won the Bellwether Prize for Fiction in 2006. Barbara Kingsolver, the founder of the prize, said this of Hillary Jordan’s book, “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.” For more information about the author and the book, visit Hillary Jordan’s website.
BookTalk discussions are free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call us the BSC Library at 224-5450.