From the back cover:
This book examines a remarkable collection of letters written by a white working class woman to her African American lover in 1907 and 1908. Stuffed inside a black lace stocking, the letters were hidden under the floorboards of a house in Northampton, Massachusetts, until their recent discovery.
I liked the letter format. The last 2 chapters on how to glean historical context for the timeframe of the letters was hard to complete grasp. You needed to be a professor in that area to get it completely. But I enjoyed some of the social and ethical issues of what was in between the lines of the story of the letters.