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Detroit Lakes Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 305.5122 WIL (Text) 33500013344320 Main Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780593396698
  • ISBN: 0593396693
  • Physical Description: 12 audio discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, [2020]

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General Note:
Compact discs.
Title from disc label.
"Oprah's book club 2020."--Container.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Robin Miles.
Summary, etc.:
The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how people's lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 October #1
    In writing her now-classic The Warmth of Other Suns (2010), Pulitzer-Prized (and first Black woman so honored) Wilkerson reveals in her highly anticipated follow-up, "while working on . . . Suns, I was not writing about geography and relocation, but about the American caste system, an artificial hierarchy in which most everything that you could and could not do was based upon what you looked like." The already Oprah-anointed bestseller couldn't be more timely—amidst the relentless devolution of political leadership, pandemic, police violence, and widespread protests, Wilkerson's latest is both exposé and antidote. Veteran narrator Miles provides a well-tuned aural amplifier. Thoughtful and controlled, Miles ensures Wilkerson is succinctly heard: "Caste is the bones, race the skin. . . . Caste is the powerful infrastructure that holds each group in place." Unmasking disturbing parallels with caste systems in India (illegal-but-socially-extant) and Nazi Germany (where the U.S.'s ‘one-drop rule' was deemed too harsh!), Wilkerson confronts oppressive U.S. hierarchies of inequity. Alas, while virtually every sentence is pithily quotable, Wilkerson's tendency to repeat and prolong her brilliant ideas could grow tedious. That said, to be fed illuminating ideas on repeat gives hope that awareness solidifies to promulgate lasting change. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Warmth of Other Suns. Her debut work won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and was named to Time's 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s and to The New York Times's list of the Best Nonfiction of All Time. She has taught at Princeton, Emory, and Boston Universities and has lectured at more than two hundred other colleges and universities across the United States and in Europe and Asia.

Subject: Caste > United States.
Social stratification > United States.
Ethnicity > United States.
Power (Social sciences) > United States.
United States > Race relations.
Topic Heading: Audiobooks, Unabridged.

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