Library to host author Hillary Jordan on May 4

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TUXEDO PARK — The Authors' Circle at the Tuxedo Park Library will presents Hillary Jordan, the author of "Mudbound," on Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m.

"Mudbound," Jordan's first novel, was published in 2008 by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, HarperCollins Canada and Random House UK.

The novel is a story of racism and well-kept secrets. Set on a desolate farm in the Mississippi Delta at the end of World War II, the novel explores the relations between the owners of the land, and the sharecroppers who live and work on it.

"Mudbound" won the 2006 Bellwether Prize, founded by Barbara Kingsolver and awarded biennially to an unpublished debut novel that addresses issues of social justice.

Jordan also received the 2009 Alex Award from the American Library Association.

Mudbound was also the 2008 NAIBA Fiction Book of the Year and was longlisted for the 2010 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

It was one of 30 titles chosen for the 2013 World Book Night book giveaway.

Paste Magazine named it one of the Top Ten Debut Novels of the Decade.

It has been translated into French, Italian, Serbian, Swedish and Norwegian.

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