This is a novel about a close-knit African American community, living in Georgetown in 1925. The author paints a wonderful picture of the culture and what life was like for the people who were not too far descended from slavery. The story is centered around a young girl who has to deal with the aftermath of her younger sisters accidental death.
This is a feel good story and I would highly recommend it, especially to teenage girls and their mothers.
This is a story of a black family in 1925 Washington DC. They must deal with the drowning of one of the children. It was a bit slow and I felt the author strayed away sometimes so I would loose track of which character was being addressed at the time. I didn't really enjoy the book but finished just to see what happened.
This remarkable novel brings to life an entire community---the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., circa 1925---as it weighs the effect of a young girl's tragic death on the people she has left behind.
Very good read. I loved every minute of it. It painted a great picture of the DC area in the 1920's reguarding race.
One of Oprah's Book Club selections, and for good reason. Such a moving story about one little girl's life, tragedies and more. Keeps your attention riveted all the way through.