A wonderful tale of generations of slaves and freed slaves in Louisiana. One generation improves on the plight of the family, only find themselves no better off than when they were slaves. An excellent read.
I thought that this was an excellent read. So did many people in my book group, and we made a selection for the upcoming year. The writing is excellent as always from Anne Tyler, and the disparate lives that she brings together weave a fine tale.
I've love all of the Adriana Trigiani books that I have read except this one. The plot was too light and nothing of real significance occurred. Maybe I had forgotten people's back stories, but it just didn't hang together, although though I hung in until the end.
Unbelievable historical research. Historical fiction is not my normal genre, but I couldn't put this book down. All of the characters and the historical period leaped off of the page. I'm now hoping to move onto reading all of Maggie Anton's other books too.