Kind of Kin by Rilla Askew


When a church-going, community-loved, family man is caught hiding a barn-full of illegal immigrant workers, he is arrested and sent to prison. This shocking development sends ripples through the town — dividing neighbors, causing riffs amongst his family, and spurring controversy across the state.

Inspired by new laws in Oklahoma and Alabama, Kind of Kin is a story of self-serving lawmakers and complicated lawbreakers, Christian principle and political scapegoating.

Rilla Askew’s funny and poignant novel explores what happens when upstanding people are pushed too far — and how an ad-hoc family, and ultimately, an entire town, will unite to protect its own.

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