I listen to Michele Norris, award winning radio host of NPR's All Things Considered, on my drive home from work almost everyday. (She also appears with George Stephanopoulos occasionally on his Sunday news maganize program This Week with George Stephanopoulos.)
According to the St. Petersburg Times, Ms. Norris has placed Mudbound by Hillary Jordan and Serena: A Novel by Ron Rash on her reading list. I take these recommendations seriously and I'll definitely be picking these novels up at Barnes and Noble later this week.
Read more about Mudbound via this link from NPR.
Watch the Mudbound trailer here.