by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Reviewed by Janet:
This Oprah’s Book Club pick takes us to Virginia, where the elevated white culture based on the tobacco crop is eroding as the fields produce less and less. Hiram, who Tasks on the Lockless plantation, cannot remember his mother, who was sold Natchez-way when he was small. Now grown, he discovers a magical gift helps him fight against the violent separation of families as he enters the underground war between the Tasked and those that own them.