Book Club Meeting

Limited in-person attendance on a first come, first served basis. Sign-up is not required.

Discussion will also be live streamed in the Book Club group on Facebook.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
110 W. Washington St.
Monticello, IL 61856
The Deepest South of All: True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501177828
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 1st, 2020

In a lot of ways, this book feels like a case of truth is stranger than fiction. Grant's writing immerses you immediately into this insular community, a place that is amazing and disturbing, beautiful and terrifying. And, while a lot of this feels exotic and far away (cotillions, plantations, gigantic portraits of modern children in Confederate uniforms), there were definitely familiar elements, as well (well meaning progressives who try to braing about much-needed change in their community, but are ultimately beaten down or thwarted by the majority still firmly mired in racism disguised as tradition).