Friday, October 28, 2016

Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith, 371 pages

I'd read about this book in another book and it mentioned that it had been banned in Boston in the 40s. A look at the South after WWI, the oftentimes tense relationship between whites and blacks, and dealing with other people's expectations. I can see why it was considered shocking at the time, because of the questions it raised about equality and race relations. I found myself shocked at the book at times, it was hard to believe the mind set in the time period of my mom's birth. All in all, a read I'm very glad I picked up.

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