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Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
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Feb 21, 2011

really liked it

This book pulls you in to the story right away and holds your attention throughout. I felt a little cheated by the ending, but not so much that it ruined the book for me. The chapters rotate among first-person accounts from a variety of characters, telling the story of two farming families (one black, one white) struggling to survive in a small Southern town just after World War II. Each character tells his or her version of the events -- colored by his or her own experiences, desires and prejudices -- without being overly preachy or stereotypical. It's nicely done.
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Victoriya Interesting...I felt the opposite. To me an open ending was really refreshing:).

Jessica McCann Victoriya wrote: "Interesting...I felt the opposite. To me an open ending was really refreshing:)." I guess it was just that the open ending only applied to one character that left me feeling cheated. But it definitely created great fodder for discussion, which is the sign of an excellent book. And the characters are with me still, years after reading it.

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