Kelly Rodgers



Tender and Urgent

K. O. Kirkland

Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2022 Verified Purchase Rodgers writes with tenderness and urgency. Her characters from the past come alive with crafted verisimilitude. A lay reader will know straight away Rodgers is a natural storyteller, but an historian at heart. A family drama set in Georgia in in the 1920s and beyond, The Truth Together moves readers to research, reflect, and redress--turning pages while making notes to Google a tidbit later. Rodgers drops us in to the booming Black industry of Atlanta, the lonely sanatarium halls of Milledgeville, the vibrant salons of intellectual giant W.E.B. DuBois. As any good story from the past, The Truth together transports the reader to a different time while simultaneously urging her to confront bone-chilling parallels to our modern world. One person found this helpful