Reader recommendation: Kingsblood Royal


By Julie Foskett, Edmonds, Wash. / November 13, 2012

If ever there was a case for the importance of being able to empathize with and respond to the plights of others, Sinclair Lewis' acclaimed Kingsblood Royal makes it – deftly – in spades. His delightfully sardonic style searingly unveils the crass hypocracy of racial prejudice so evident in the middle America of his time.