Ordinarily I would pass on a book about America in the south in the 50’s
and 60’s since I’ve already read
so much about this period I feel like there is nothing I’ve not seen. But a friend of mine recommended this book and I have to admit it did surprise me.
The story is about a young white woman in the early 1960s in Mississippi who becomes interested in the plight of the African / African America maids. She writes about their stories of mistreatment, abuse and heartbreaks while working in white family homes, all just before the civil rights revolution.
The main characters are very well developed. You will fall in love with all of them
over and over again. I laughed and cried with them as they told their stories.
This book takes you in so
much that you can almost see right through the pages into the lives of these people, or even smell the melted tar on the roads of Mississippi and feel the chilly morning right from your cozy chair.
All in all this is amazing story telling and it leaves you wanting to know more. More about the characters and their lives.