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Mississippi 1920: Nine year old servant, Hadley Crump, finds himself drawn
into a secret world when he is invited to join wealthy Lucinda Browning’s dirty
book club. No one suspects that the bi-racial son of the cook is anything more
to Lucinda than a charitable obligation, but behind closed doors, O! she doth
teach the torches to burn bright. What begins as a breathless investigation into
the more juicy parts of literature quickly becomes a consuming and life-long
habit for two people who would not otherwise be left alone together. As
lynchings erupt across the South and the serving staff is slowly cut to make way
for new mechanical household conveniences, Hadley begins to understand how
dangerous and precarious his situation is.
The Reading Lessons follows the lives of two people born into a world that is
unforgiving as a Hangman’s knot. Divided by skin color and joined by books,
Hadley and Lucinda are forced to come together in the only place that will allow
it, a land of printed words and dark secrets.