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Author event with Bellwether Prize Winners Naomi Benaron and Hillary Jordan

11/29/2012 6:30 pm
America/Chicago

The Bellwether Prize, which was established in 2000 by Barbara Kingsolver and is funded entirely by her, was created to promote fiction that addresses issues of social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships.

 

Naomi Benaron is the author of Running the Rift, which follows Jean Patrick Nkuba, a gifted Rwandan boy, from the day he knows that running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life, a ten-year span in which his country is undone by the Hutu-Tutsi tensions.

 

Hillary Jordan is the author of Mudbound, her prize-winning debut in which 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.

Location: 
Street:
3900 Hillsboro Pike
Additional:
City:
Nashville
,
Province:
Tennessee
Postal Code:
37215
Country:
United States

Running the Rift (Hardcover)

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9781616200428
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1/2012

Mudbound (Paperback)

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781565126770
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 3/2009