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The Resource Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan

Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan

Label
Mudbound
Title
Mudbound
Statement of responsibility
by Hillary Jordan
Title variation
Mud bound
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. The men and women of each family relate their versions of events and we are drawn into their lives as they become players in a tragedy on the grandest scale. As Barbara Kingsolver says of Hillary Jordan, "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."
Summary
In 1946, Laura McAllan tries to adjust after moving with her husband and two children to an isolated cotton farm in the Mississipi Delta
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Bellwether Prize for Fiction, 2006.
  • Alex Award, 2009.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
231862
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jordan, Hillary
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.O6556
LC item number
M83 2008
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Farm life
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African American veterans
  • Race relations
  • Historical fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Winner of the Bellwether Prize for fiction"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9781565125698
Lccn
2007044471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn166391095
  • (OCoLC)166391095
Label
Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Winner of the Bellwether Prize for fiction"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9781565125698
Lccn
2007044471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn166391095
  • (OCoLC)166391095

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