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Reader recommendation: Kingsblood Royal

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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.