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6. Thank you for the weekly thread, hermetic. I'm reading Percival Everett's The Trees
Sun Mar 31, 2024, 01:13 PM
Mar 31

from amazon:

Percival Everett’s The Trees is a page-turner that opens with a series of brutal murders in the rural town of Money, Mississippi. When a pair of detectives from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation arrive, they meet expected resistance from the local sheriff, his deputy, the coroner, and a string of racist White townsfolk. The murders present a puzzle, for at each crime scene there is a second dead body: that of a man who resembles Emmett Till.

The detectives suspect that these are killings of retribution, but soon discover that eerily similar murders are taking place all over the country. Something truly strange is afoot. As the bodies pile up, the MBI detectives seek answers from a local root doctor who has been documenting every lynching in the country for years, uncovering a history that refuses to be buried. In this bold, provocative book, Everett takes direct aim at racism and police violence, and does so in a fast-paced style that ensures the reader can’t look away. The Trees is an enormously powerful novel of lasting importance from an author with his finger on America’s pulse.


I have this author's latest work, James, on my list TBR. It's a highly anticipated book:
"A brilliant, action-packed reimagining of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, both harrowing and ferociously funny, told from the enslaved Jim's point of view.


Sorry you're having dark, rainy weather--a good day to curl up and read! It's warm and sunny here. My sister and I went walking at our local park, picking up trash as usual. We filled two bags today--mostly easter candy wrappers. I expect tomorrow will be even worse.
I finally finished Desparate Justice by Dennis Karstens (vol 2 of a 20 book series) yellowdogintexas Mar 31 #1
I'm reading Void Moon by Michael Connelly written in 2000. brer cat Mar 31 #2
I guess I missed that one hermetic Mar 31 #3
I had missed it also. I ran across it at the library and it was not familiar to me. brer cat Mar 31 #5
I vaguely remember that one NanaCat Mar 31 #13
Waiting for library holds, rereading cbabe Mar 31 #4
Excellent little list there hermetic Mar 31 #8
Occurred to me we listen to songs over and over. But cbabe Mar 31 #10
I had no choice about becoming an avid re-reader NanaCat Mar 31 #15
Nice story hermetic Mar 31 #18
The free little libraries in my neighborhood saved me cbabe Mar 31 #19
Free libraries are a recent thing; I was talking about the 70s. NanaCat Apr 1 #32
I was also that kid. Of course my mom was also going to visit the bookstore so yellowdogintexas Mar 31 #24
We didn't have bookmobiles :( NanaCat Apr 1 #31
Thank you for the weekly thread, hermetic. I'm reading Percival Everett's The Trees japple Mar 31 #6
Oh my... hermetic Mar 31 #7
that sounds so good! I went over to Amazon and put it on my wish list nt yellowdogintexas Mar 31 #9
Trees and James now on my library list. I also cbabe Mar 31 #11
That sounds like one I'll be looking for Bayard Apr 1 #29
Two books about the toxic effects of religion NanaCat Mar 31 #12
Yes, sounds like... hermetic Mar 31 #14
Just finished "Centurion" by Simon Scarrow Number9Dream Mar 31 #16
Good find hermetic Mar 31 #17
'Chained Eagle', by Edward 'Otto' Pernotto. SeattleVet Mar 31 #20
That's pretty cool hermetic Mar 31 #22
Unfortunately, the book has nothing to do with the aircraft he flew. SeattleVet Apr 2 #33
"Hoppy" day to you too, Hermetic. Sadly, I am about #300 on library list waiting to read txwhitedove Mar 31 #21
Love Chet and Bernie stories hermetic Mar 31 #23
Thank you hermetic for the weekly thread! mentalsolstice Mar 31 #25
The Secret Life of John Le Carre & The Spy Who Came In From The Cold bucolic_frolic Mar 31 #26
The North Woods by Douglass Hoover Midnight Writer Mar 31 #27
Thee Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks. lynintenn Mar 31 #28
I finished, "Touch & Go," by Lisa Gardener Bayard Apr 1 #30
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