“Mudbound” By Hillary Jordan has recently been adapted into a movie, and so it’s no surprise to see it has been nominated this year. The nominator writes that “Mudbound” is “a beautifully layered story that explores the relationship between two families, one white and one black in post-WWII Mississippi. The story captures (not surprisingly) the racism of the day, but also looks at how the war lead to changing world views that helped usher in changes to the racial divide in the country. The story is ultimately a fascinating portrait of friendship, family relationships and betrayal as experienced by the novel’s various characters. It was also a compelling read that was hard to put down.”
See other readers’ nominations for One Read 2018.