We are so excited to announce our next book selection for our June book club–Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke.
“When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules–a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home.
When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders–a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman–have stirred up a hornet’s nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes–and save himself in the process–before Lark’s long-simmering racial fault lines erupt.
A rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas, Bluebird, Bluebird is an exhilarating, timely novel about the collision of race and justice in America.”
The MMNster Book Club: Books to be Murdered to will discuss the book all month long. We can’t wait to hear all of your thoughts on the book, and we have some questions to get the discussion moving. We have divided our discussion questions into sections so you can join in the chat wherever you are in the book without worrying about spoilers. We will also schedule a MMNster zoom call at the end of the month for those of you looking to dive further into the discussion and have some much needed socialization during the next month of quarantine.
To join the MMNster Book Club, sign up for the MMNster commune today! Your first month is free, and you also will have access to our community forum where we work together to solve cold cases and talk about the latest trash tv!
We are also now accepting nominations for our July book selection, so comment below to suggest a book, and be sure to check back in to vote later this month!