By Hillary Jordan
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781565125698, 328pp.)
Publication Date: March 1, 2008
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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 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.