In this episode, we’ll be discussing Pleasantville by Attica Locke, a thriller in which an election volunteer is kidnapped and murdered. Kirkus says of Pleasantville: “Locke serves up a panorama of nuanced characters and writes with intelligence and depth.”

Pleasantville is set in an local and national election year in the ‘90s, and discusses race, politics, and a search for justice. Attica Locke is an author local to LA, and a writer and producer for the hit television drama Empire.

The Real WORD Podcast is produced by Reading Opens Minds. On our next and final episode of this first season of The Real WORD, we’ll do a wrap-up and touch base with one of our book club alumni, who is now a sophomore in college.

Until then, wishing you happy reading!