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In the tradition of Slaves in the Family, the provocative true account of the hanging of four black people by a white lynch mob in 1912—written by the great-granddaughter of the sheriff charged with protecting them.Harris County, Georgia, 1912. A white man, the beloved nephew of the county sheriff, is shot dead on the porch of a black woman. Days later, the sheriff sanctioIn the tradition of Slaves in the Family, the provocative true account of the hanging of four black people by a white lynch mob in 1912—written by the great-granddaughter of the sheriff charged with protecting them.Harris County, Georgia, 1912. A white man, the beloved nephew of the county sheriff, is shot dead on the porch of a black woman. Days later, the sheriff sanctions the lynching of a black woman and three black men, all of them innocent. For Karen Branan, the great-granddaughter of that sheriff, this isn’t just history, this is family history. Branan spent nearly twenty years combing through diaries and letters, hunting for clues in libraries and archives throughout the United States, and interviewing community elders to piece together the events and motives that led a group of people to murder four of their fellow citizens in such a brutal public display. Her research revealed surprising new insights into the day-to-day reality of race relations in the Jim Crow–era South, but what she ultimately discovered was far more personal.A gripping story of privilege and power, anger, and atonement, The Family Tree transports readers to a small Southern town steeped in racial tension and bound by powerful family ties. Branan takes us back in time to the Civil War, demonstrating how plantation politics and the Lost Cause movement set the stage for the fiery racial dynamics of the twentieth century, delving into the prevalence of mob rule, the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and the role of miscegenation in an unceasing cycle of bigotry. Through all of this, what emerges is a searing examination of the violence that occurred on that awful day in 1912—the echoes of which still resound today—and the knowledge that it is only through facing our ugliest truths that we can move forward to a place of understanding....

Title : The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth
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The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth Reviews

  • Lisa
    2019-03-11 06:20

    Rating: B+Source: EdelweissSome good books are fun to read. You ENJOY them, you laugh, and you smile. Other good books are NOT necessarily fun to read. They are still good books, and often, important books. They are books people SHOULD read. But they are not enjoyable and they are not fun. The Family Tree is one of those books. As an adult, author Karen Branan learns the horrible truth about her family’s involvement in the lynching of three black men and 1 black woman in a small town in Georgia in 1912. With this backdrop, she discusses race relations and the mistreatment of blacks in the South (specifically, Georgia) from the end of slavery to beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. She focuses on the tangled web of family relations that both bound and separated blacks and whites. Family ties between prominent white families led them to protect each other from prosecution for crimes against blacks. It also intimidated others and kept them from speaking out. White men often kept black mistresses and therefore had “two families”. This further complicated matters. Branan discusses the shame, remorse, and hurt she felt upon realizing her ancestor’s role in these atrocities. Eventually, she has reconciled with this truth. She writes that many whites do not want to really look at the ways blacks have been treated because we are afraid of knowing the pain our families have caused. It is hard to sit with that knowledge. But, she says, “It’s just that fear of knowing, however, that continues to keep blacks and whites divided.” This makes sense to me. I have to admit, I know very little about my family ancestors. I know they came to Missouri from Kentucky (and there from Virginia). I know they were poor. But, even so, I don’t know if they had slaves or how they treated blacks. But, I do know I grew up in an area that was not racially diverse. It was mainly white and there were very few minorities. This is partly attributed to a lynching of 3 black men in 1906. After they lynching, most blacks left the area. They have yet to come back. The only reason I didn’t give this book an A is because I often got confused with all the names and family members. I wasn’t always sure who was being discussed. But make no mistake, even though this book made me uncomfortable, it is a good book. I needed to read it, and I needed to be uncomfortable. Being uncomfortable is not a bad thing. It’s how we learn, how we grow, and how we start to come together to solve problems.

  • Sandra Ross
    2019-03-06 05:54

    A harrowing read, but well worth the time spent enduring it.For us Southerners, this ought to be mandatory reading, especially in this time of escalated racial tension, the resurgence of white supremacy (which has been one of the factors in the popularity of president-elect Donald Trump and the alt-right movement - and the spin from the extreme right, which sounds, as recounted in this book, eerily fresh and familiar in 2017), and in the whole discussion of white privilege (I actually understand this concept and how it applies personally to me, but the reality of us, the American population in general, is that genetically and racially, we are mutts, not a pure strain or line of anything, no matter what we claim in our religious organizations, our nation, and in our society).This book shows the legacy of slavery first, racism second, and Southern hypocrisy third.The bigger picture is that Branen's story weaves through the South and no Southerners can - although it seems that most do (my roots are Kansas and Oklahoma, but from the little I know about my biological background, although Irish is predominant, there is also a lot of other "stuff" mixed in so that it's impossible to know anything for certain, but the one truth is that I don't have any kind of "pure" bloodline - and, frankly, most of us Americans don't) - claim a bloodline that is purely Caucasian/European.There are absolutes in the universe. I know that. I believe that. But racial superiority is not one of those. Racial purity - at least the way it is presented by the haters, the inciters, and the killers -doesn't exist.We must grow up. Truly if God so loved the world (notice John didn't exclude a single human being - it is sin and evil we hate, whatever form it appears in and wherever it appears, not the people who were made in God's own image) that He gave His only Son to redeem them (John 3:16), then that must be the same mind and example we follow.Anything other than that or that falls short of that is unacceptable.

  • Laura
    2019-03-10 09:08

    Rating: 3.5The Family Tree is a combination memoir and history of Harris County Georgia from Reconstruction to the present, with a focus on race relations. The organizing story is a 1912 lynching of three black/mixed race men and one woman - the first woman lunching in Georgia. Author Branan, it turns out is related to the victim of the murder that spawned the lynching, the perpetrators of the crime, and one of the victims of the lynching itself. She has done lots of impressive research, from personal interviews of family members of all concerned, newspapers, church histories. Her focus is not on the gory crime itself, though that information is there, but more on the intertwined relationships and politics of the black and white communities of Hamilton and Columbus, Georgia. The story and the backstories are fascinating. The writing and the editing of the book, though, could use some refining. The "backstory" sections are not always crisply written and sometimes interrupt the story at curious places. There's information missing or at least not presented (the actual murderer for instance) and rather than come out and say she's not going to tell us who did it Branan muddles her language and goes vague and philosophical - and wordy. And there are some pretty big grammatical errors that editing should have caught. All that messed up the flow of the book for me and sometimes sent me flipping back through the pages trying to figure out what she was talking about. That surprised me, because Branan's credentials are impeccable. That said, I'd recommend the book to anyone interested in Southern history, particularly pre-Civil Rights Movement. The personal level from which Branan is able to tell this story is enlightening.

  • Charlene
    2019-03-07 10:56

    I read this book after hearing the author speak, very movingly, about the experience of researching and writing it. Also I have lived in a county bordering Harris County, the setting, for 40 years so the places, at least, were familiar. Reading the book was not a pleasant experience but it was enlightening and thought provoking. I give the author great credit for her honesty and tenacity in telling a painful story, of a lynching of 4 innocent African Americans in 1912 in her hometown, in a county where her great-grandfather was the sheriff. The book shifts back and forth in time, going from the pre-Civil War roots of both the black and white families involved to the 1912 time of moonshining and "two families" by well-off white men when the lynching occurs and then sometimes to the author's childhood in the 1950s to the 1990s when she was doing research. Sometimes that does interrupt flow & readability but just bear with it.There's also a fascinating, sad postscript story about another innocent black man being killed in a Harris County jail in the 1940s.The book has a family tree for some of the characters mentioned in the front but it is confusing and doesn't cover everyone. Be prepared to give this a careful reading but also expect to learn a lot and to be troubled by our recent past. An important book, well worth 4 stars.

  • Read In Colour
    2019-03-14 08:53

    The writer got bogged down in family history and who was related to whom. It made it difficult to keep up with what was going on. I understand that it was personal for her as it's told from her point of view as the granddaughter of a sheriff during this incident, but the story could have been better told. There's a lot of going back and forth between present day and the past and it only gets really interesting when she begins to interview people that were alive when the actual lynching took place. There's a real desire on her part to assuage her white guilt, but it does a disservice to the overall story. The focus of the story shouldn't have been on how she feels about knowing how cowardly & racist her grandfather, mother, aunts, etc. are or how she found out she wasn't as liberal as she thought she was. The story of the actual victims in the story are glossed over. I was reading this for their story, not hers. Since the name of the book is The Family Tree, and she spent so much time delving into her white family history, I would have liked her to spend as much time talking about her black relatives instead of glossing over meeting them at a reunion.I had high expectations for this book. Unfortunately, it came up short.

  • Lesley Thomas
    2019-03-20 09:54

    Outstanding, brave, meticulously researched and highly readable. Branan delves into hatred and mob action in her own nice-seeming relatives, showing the reader that any society - any family, any individual - is capable of evil when making humans into "the Other".

  • Laura LeAnn
    2019-03-10 11:52

    Branan tells the story of the town she grew up in, Hamilton, GA, and her family's - both black and white - history. It focuses on a lynching of four individuals - 3 men and 1 woman - that occurred in 1912 in Hamilton. But beyond that central story is the story of her learning of her own families (yes plural), their secrets, and the interconnectedness of all of the people in this town. She flips between telling the story of the lynching and the various other stories that are connected to it to the telling of how she found out about this story, and how she determined a bit of the truth - at least the part that is able to be determined.This book can help all of us to learn something, not only of the story of this lynching, but how painful and difficult and heart wrenching it is to confront one's family's own past and to acknowledge the part your family played. While she did not participate in the events of 1912 (she was born almost 30 years after the lynching), little bits and pieces of its effects have been imbedded in her makeup from her family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles, mother, father, etc.) and she has had to come to terms with those. As someone that enjoys researching my own family genealogy and that of other friends, this is part of why I do it. To learn about the not so nice (and even hateful) things that have happened, that people have been involved in, and that I can acknowledge and ask for forgiveness for on behalf of those individuals and the long-lasting effects it has had on others.

  • Darryl Pierce
    2019-03-01 13:58

    The focal point of the book was based on events that happened in 1912, but there is so much History in this book. The author does an excellent job of assembling all of the oral and written dialogue together to arrive at a truer picture of Post Cival War Georgia and specifically, Harris and Muscogee Counties. If it were not for the stories I personally heard from family members in other parts of Georgia and the South, this book could easily have been mistaken for fiction. It is not fiction, it is painful to read, but a real eye opener. If you ever lived in any rural town in the South, even now, this is a must read.

  • Jane Irish Nelson
    2019-03-04 05:54

    The author is shocked when her grandmother tells her that her most unforgettable memory was "the hanging" that she had witnessed as a child. But, as a life-long journalist, she goes in search of the story, and makes a very surprising discovery: this lynching in the town of Hamilton in 1912 was common knowledge — and her great-grandfather was the sheriff there at the time. In the process of assimilating just what happened and why, she ends up digging deep into the local history, not just of Hamilton and Harris County, but of Georgia as well. This history is unsettling, as Georgia led the country in lynchings. The author discusses race relations, two-family families, miscegenation, and much more. All of these are very thought-provoking topics. I will probably never be able to fully understand some of these issues, since I am a white Pacific-Northwesterner, but I do believe, along with the author, that we need to keep working of improving the dialog between all races in hopes of making the future better for our children and grandchildren. Definitely worth reading. Highly recommended.

  • Catherine Read
    2019-03-10 12:19

    I decided to read this book after I saw that the author, Karen Branan, would be at Fall For the Book at George Mason University in September. It is a great follow up to two previous books I recently finished - The Warmth of Other Suns and Just Mercy.The author was born and raised in Georgia and her grandfather and great-grandfather were Sheriffs there. In searching for more information about a story her father had told her about accidentally killing a young black woman in Hamilton, GA, she instead stumbles on the story of a lynching that took place there on Jan. 22, 1912. Her grandmother had mentioned the lynching in passing some years earlier, but it wasn't until she started interviewing her extended family back in Georgia that she understood her Sheriff great-grandfather might have had a role in it.The book is well written, which is not a surprise since the author is a journalist by profession. For those who have done some genealogy, following the many families and family members will likely not be a distraction from the story. I've seen other reviews saying the cast of characters is hard to follow and made it difficult to follow the threads of relations and family connections. This is truly an integral part of the story she is telling - the family relationships both acknowledged and unacknowledged that ran across the racial spectrum of black and white.Karen Branan spent decades researching and writing this book. It is an important look at lynching in the context of race relations overlapped with familial relations. There is a lot of history in these pages that I was unfamiliar with and it helped to explain things like the race riot in Atlanta in 1906. And it's personal. It's her family's story. It's coming to terms with her family's role in the lynching of four innocent people, one of them the first woman ever lynched in Georgia. I found the book intriguing and would highly recommend it.

  • Eddie
    2019-03-05 12:02

    Acknowledging the darknessIn 1912, in Harris County, Ga., at the oak tree next to the baptismal font at Friendship Baptist Church, four Negroes were hanged for the murder of Norman Hadley. One of the four was a woman, the first in Georgia to be lynched, one a preacher, and two farmers. There was no trial, just an angry mob intent on meting out their form of justice:An “...oft-repeated lesson...from those long ago days: that when the community wants a lynching, the community will get a lynching.” (p.155)It’s one thing to be an investigative reporter and this bit of history is suddenly revealed to you; it’s another when it happened in your hometown and you uncover the role your great-grandfather, the Sheriff, and grandfather, the Deputy Sheriff, has played in the ghastly lynching. In both instances, this is the case for author Karen Branen. Facing what seems to be an insurmountable headwind of family secrets and racial tension, Karen Branen is a truth-seeker and a truth-teller determined to salve to wounds of the past by exposing a history that is painful. A courageous effort on the part of Branen, to “..acknowledge the darkness in family history...” (p.180).Similar to What Virtue There Is In Fire (Sam Hose lynching in Newnan, Ga.) and Fire In A Canebreak (quadruple lynching in Walton County, Ga.), The Family Tree will move you with its vivid recounting and brutal honesty (Branan, who is white, provides an inside peek into her family’s position on race and race relations).

  • Sunny
    2019-03-21 11:59

    Entirely too much speculation and overly dramatic theorizing to truly be considered a non-fiction book. The author seems so intent on demonizing her own family and the town they came from that she never offers any real proof that the lynching victims were actually innocent of the crime. It’s pretty amazing that she can find such detailed accounts of what the townspeople were doing and even thinking during the lynching over 100 years ago, but can find no evidence of who actually killed Norman Hadley. I’m in no way condoning the lynching, but I would like a few more hard facts rather than conjecture and assumptions. The book is riddled with inconsistencies and errors that never should have made it into print. There’s one sentence toward the end of the book that borders on ridiculous and makes me really question the author’s credibility: “Not so long ago, the eighty-two-year-old had been found on his parlor floor, beaten to death with chains, my mother told me, by a motorcycle gang that was blackmailing him over his homosexuality.” This is referring to Rev. Alex Copeland and is completely false. It may have been speculated by gossip lovers, but it was never a known fact that Rev. Copeland was a homosexual and, in my opinion, an attempt to ‘out’ an old man in such a public way over 30 years after his death is not cool at all. Easily done research would also reveal that he died at age 89 in a nursing home. Given this egregiously false statement, I can’t help but wonder how many other things in this book were not fact-checked or as well-researched as they should have been.

  • Thomas DeWolf
    2019-03-17 09:13

    Having known and worked with the author of this book for several years due to our mutual involvement with Coming to the Table, I've been looking forward reading The Family Tree for quite some time. Simply stated, it's a powerful story of Karen Branan's and her family's connection to a 1912 lynching of four African American people in a small, Georgia town. The story swirls in and out and around and through family, politics, power, and mostly... racism. Most important is the recognition that this lynching, that took place more than a century ago in 1912, continues to impact people's lives today. Unhealed trauma works that way. The most important line in the book for me is on page 165: "They would have little reason at that point to know how these things lodge themselves in the cells and sit there, reverberating far into the future."This powerful story, and so many others like it, will continue to reverberate far into the future, calling to us, SCREAMING to us to finally and honestly confront our nation's brutal, racist history. As Karen also writes, "...America is once again aflame with racial violence and discrimination. There is no question that, as a nation, we have yet to honestly face our history and to truly embrace African Americans as full-fledged citizens and members of our human family. I believe this is the only way we can heal, as individuals and as a nation."I highly recommend this book.

  • Kenneth Barber
    2019-02-21 11:03

    The author of this book was born and raised in Harris Count Georgia in a town named Hamilton. Her father was an alcoholic doctor who confides to the author his belief that he killed a young black girl. This confession leads the author to delve into her family history. What she finds is the racist strain in her family and that of the city and county where she grew up. The research leads her to a lynching that occurred in 1912. Not only were members of her family involved but also the families of most other prominent families of the county. She discovers that miscegenation was part of her family history as well as many of the white families. She finds that she had relatives that are mixed race. The book also details how whites reestablished segregation and dominance of the whites after Reconstruction. One of the most brutal weapons in this struggle was by lynching. The author then details the efforts to stop the practices of lynching and miscegenation. Much of this effort was done by the fledgling NAACP , but was also greatly aided by white women's groups. Methodist women played a big role as did the WCTU among others. Informative and interesting read. The main drawback to the book was that it was difficult to follow all the family relationships and the resulting inter- connectedness of the people involved.

  • Cheryl
    2019-03-06 11:09

    For the most part this read like a textbook and I understand that she had to address the political setting to tell the story, didn't hold my interest for very long. I read a similar book not too long ago about the granddaughter of Amon Goeth trying to accept who she was in relation to her family. You can own your family, but they are not you and you are not responsible for their actions. It is not your place to feel apologetic as you cannot change history.I picked up the book for two reasons, 1) I thought it was genealogy related and it was to a degree and 2) the legacy of secrets. I found myself sorely disappointed as I just felt like the author was constantly trying to match up the image of the people in her family with the people she knew committed the atrocities of the lynchings. I don't feel she did the story justice as she couldn't seem to get out of her own head. Living in the deep south in the early 20th century, white and in a position of power would have surprised me if they were not members of the KKK or racial bigots. I don't think it was a legacy of secrets so much as it was a way of life to these folks and even years later, they saw nothing wrong with it. It seemed that the guilt they felt if any, is that folks 80 years later knew the family had participated in the lynchings and they could no longer hide it.

  • Brianna Audrey Wright
    2019-02-24 09:51

    This was a difficult book to read, which I knew it would be before I had even begun. While I realize this would be a hard subject to look at objectively, especially when one's family is involved, at times it felt as though the basis of this book was the author trying to justify the actions of racist ancestors. The actual victims of the multiple heinous crimes mentioned, it seems, are mentioned as an afterthought. There is no actual justice for any of the victims of the lynching. Regardless of whether they were innocent or not, no one deserves to have their life ended that way, without trial. It was also difficult to keep not only family members and relations straight, but just general mentions of people who lived in the area. I come from a small town where everyone is seemingly related to everyone else, so on that front, I can relate. However, the mention of all the relations didn't seem necessary to the movement of the story. The one takeaway from this book is insight into how the effects of Reconstruction and the ridiculous "Lost Cause" movement are still at play today in our beliefs and our judicial system. For that part, I would say this book is a must read for anyone questioning the motives of activist calling for change and equality.

  • Mariah
    2019-02-21 11:15

    I read this book as an audio book. As the author takes a comprehensive look at the families that make up this county in Georgia, I really need to sketch out a family tree or chart to keep everything straight -- the men with both black families and white families and also which individuals were killed (either by whites or blacks). Because of this reason it was very difficult to keep track of everything.I have always thought the issues surrounding race relations were complicated, but the one thing I took away from this books, is that they are far more complicated than I truly could imagine. Am I glad I read it? Yes. I have a better understanding of the complex race-related issues facing the country today. I know that the author made a very conscious effort to not use racist terms, however, there was one phrase that irritated me, as I perceived it as quite racist towards the Native American population. But, in Georgia the NA population may not be as prevalent as it is in Iowa and South Dakota, where terms like that aren't used. I forgive the author for potential ignorance, but feel as though the editors should have caught that phrase.

  • Shirlen
    2019-03-17 08:52

    This book came out in January of this year, it's about a true account of the hanging of four black people by a white lynch mob in 1912 written by the great-granddaughter ( Karen Branan) of the sheriff charged with protecting them. This happen in Harris County, Georgia, 1912. A white man, the beloved nephew of the county sheriff, is shot dead on the porch of a black woman. Days later, the sheriff sanctions the lynching of a black woman and three black men, all of them innocent. She was doing research for her family tree and her research revealed surprising new insights into the day-to-day reality of race relations in the Jim Crow era South (and she found out about a lot about her family). She learned a shocking truth, she is related not only to the sheriff, but also to one of the four who were murdered. The lesson you will learn from this book is, don't be surprised what you learn about your ancestors once you start doing your family's history. I wasn't when I started doing my family's history 15 years ago.

  • Taneka
    2019-03-11 06:18

    I started this book because the author will be visiting my area at the end of the month and I wanted to have my questions ready for her visit. It was an interesting read. I love history, especially little known history about Georgia. It is understandable that terrible things happened in the past, such as innocent people being lynched. However, I don't agree with those that feel that it should be forgotten about and left in the past. Dusky Crutchfield, Eugene Harrington, Burrell Hardaway and Johnie Moore, deserve to be known. They lost their lives for someone else crime. Their murders are a testimony as to the ugliness and cruelty that mankind can sink to. Hopefully that will be enough to insure that future generations NEVER repeat such actions again. I was disappointed that the book didn't speak more about the 4 victims but instead talked about the families, mostly the authors, and their activities during this time period. But she was searching for her family truth and the four victims are now memorialized in the book for future generations to know.

  • Susan Follett
    2019-03-19 10:16

    I read THE FAMILY TREE because of hearing Karen Branan speak during her book launch. The same openness and commitment she displayed at that event—to unearthing and sharing history, in order that we might learn and work towards correcting and healing injustice—comes through in her writing. The more we know of our full American history, the better we can work towards justice. In our time of ongoing and widening divides along lines of race and class, THE FAMILY TREE is an extremely valuable resource for readers who want to know more. As a student of prejudice, racism, and civil rights history, I found much to learn—from the 1906 Atlanta race riot, to the profound and far-reaching horror of lynching. It’s a powerful story, and I applaud the author’s research. The shadow and silence of Jim Crow was, and often still is, pervasive. Add to that the challenges inherent in revealing family secrets. The book and the history will stay with me.

  • Deborah
    2019-03-22 06:52

    Wonderfully narrated, Pam Ward’s voice breathes life, emotion, and personality into Karen Branan’s The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth. In this perfect match of narrator to book, Ms. Ward’s breathtaking narration is believable in portraying the author’s interaction with skeleton’s in her family’s closet scanning decades of secrets regarding slavery, racism, mayhem and murder , victims and vengeance. Although the topic is stark, and very real, this perfect marriage of gripping material and narration captures the listener and doesn’t let go. Well done!

  • Cheryl Huffman
    2019-03-06 06:54

    A very important, educational book. As one who was not born in the South but has lived here for 33 years, I am continually amazed by its violent history. My ancestors all came to this country after the Civil War, so, although a Yankee, I have no connections to the event. My family suffered forms of racism because they were poor Irish and coal mining Polish, but none as violent or as prolonged as the descendants of Africans brought here against their will.Although painful to read at times, the author's education about her own family's involvement in racist events helps us all to face our feelings. The final paragraph of the book charges us with our path to unity going forward.

  • Lara Jean
    2019-03-07 10:20

    I wanted to like this book and the beginning held my interest. It is definite a story worth telling, but it moves too slowly. There are so many intertwined people that it's hard to keep track of because the whole town is related to everyone. It's a tragic event and I am glad it has been written down so that history will remember and hopefully learn from the past.

  • Pat Carson
    2019-03-06 08:13

    Everyone reads "To Kill a Mockingbird" in high school. This book is a non-fiction TKAM about a county in Georgia. Branan looks into a statement from a grandmother and dives in to family history that leads to a different view of her life and town.

  • Blaine Morrow
    2019-03-13 14:10

    Branan does a creditable job unearthing the buried secrets from her family tree and the Georgian county where her ancestors were involved in (at least) one lynching. She toes a fine line between objective reporting and subjective reactions to the facts she exposes.

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    2019-03-23 10:04


  • reneeNaDaBomb
    2019-02-25 11:18

    I found this book worth reading because this author opens up critical dialogue on our culture and how we relate to one another. It dares you to take a look in the mirror at yourself.

  • Ross
    2019-02-25 06:03

    Powerfully, unforgettably honest book.