The storytelling is good, but the story being told is dark and troubling. A thought-provoking book, but not a fun read.
Reminded me of Places in the Heart (Academy Award winning movie). Not a sunshiny read, but more like real life. A good, classic tragedy. She created a real time and place for me. I felt compassion for some and disdain for others. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it easy to pick up, it stayed with me and I still think about the characters. Haunting.
Very moving, touching story with real characters and a distinct Southern feel. Racism is a huge theme here, along with the horrors of war, lust, and a search for tolerance and acceptance. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, as it moved me deeper than I allow most novels to affect.
I loved this book. If you liked "The Help", you'll most likely like this book. The setting is Mississippi post WWII and encompasses many topics; racism, segregation, Nazi Germany, women's rights. It's similar to "The Help" without any humor. I couldn't put it down once I started it.
This is a great read. It gets a little difficult at times, given the subject matter. I'd highly recommend it.