One of my all-time favorites. This was out of print when I read it-- a coworker gave it to me who also loved it. I sent an email through Oprah's website because I thought it was tragic that people could no longer get this fabulous story. (I NEVER feel that strongly to actually email!) Well, two months later Oprah's selection was... take a guess. Coincidence? Well, I choose to take credit for supplying the world with all those additional copies. (You're WELCOME. LOL)
reminded me of bridget jones diary, in that it was a british, fluffy novel with somewhat stereotypical characters. this one is sort of a cinderella story-- the chubby girl loses weight and gets a really hot guy but then realizes looks aren't everything. the title character is likeable but don't expect much more than entertaining, breezy chick lit.
Good book-- if you're sensitive the racism can be disturbing. My friend is black and said she couldn't continue with it. Personally, nothing stops me from finishing a book, and if you look beyond what is really only an attempt to portray the real atmosphere of general ignorance in the early 1900s in the South, you find a touching story.