The Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi Laskar was a challenging read for me. Many of the characters are referred to as their role, rather than by name, but then sometimes by name. In addition, I kept having to reread sections and chapters to be sure I understood what was happening. But, because of the short chapters, it was a relatively quick read otherwise. It’s the story of Mother who has moved her family to the suburbs of Atlanta, but it’s a lot like the small Southern town where she grew up. Her anger rears up one morning during a police raid on her home. As she is lying in her driveway thinking about her childhood, she thinks about an alternate reality to her present. I really wanted to like this story, but it wasn’t for me.