Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc

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When Luke Mason learns of his brother's white supremacist connections, he and his family are horrified. Initially they treat it as a thorny but manageable political difference between relatives - a private matter - but as shocking new information comes to light, Luke is forced to see the situation in broader terms. Tolerance and inaction are no longer options.

Bending the Arc is the story of the Mason family as they navigate a path of loss, confusion, and transformation. Ultimately, it's a story of love and hope.

A book club recommendation. Questions for book club discussions can be downloaded from the AIA Publishing website, and the author is happy to attend book club groups via Zoom to discuss the book.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 494g
  • English
  • 1922329061
  • 9781922329066

Review quote

"Massively entertaining yet profoundly thought-provoking, Bending the Arc illuminates the edges where our light meets shadow. Within the captivating tale of two brothers, Luke and Finn, Thompson, a master storyteller, invites us to sit in the fire where our uncomfortableness can mask as tolerance and our intolerance as truth. Bending the Arc embodies archetypal activism, where the trajectory toward equality and justice becomes less about ideals and more about real people-less about the stories we hold and more about how our stories hold us. You cannot read this book and remain unchanged." Susan J. Daley, psychotherapist

"Bending the Arc by Don Thompson takes a long hard look at race and gender relations in the United States from a very personal perspective, and, without sermonizing, shows how it disrupts not just family ties, but societal cohesion. Thompson does a masterful job of weaving the historical and social background of neo-Nazi and other extremist movements into the story without disrupting the flow or halting the action. A thoroughly entertaining read that will also make you think, this is recommended reading for every political and community leader in the country. As the title implies, even when things appear hopeless, there is still hope. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, 'The arc of the universe is long, but bends toward justice," but as the protagonist discovers, it only bends when people take a stand against intolerance. I absolutely could not put this down. Kudos to Don Thompson for a five-star book." Charles Ray, Awesome Indies Book Awards.
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