This book came highly recommended by my sister. I could not get through it. I keep telling myself that I will go back to it and try from where I left off, but it is probably too big for that to ever happen.
A beautiful introduction to slavery and it's impact. It started a conversation between my husband and my siblings (we are from Indiana) that is now leading us into more interest in the Civil War, just in time. Mr. Todd writes evocatively of the life and times of mid century South Carolina and the store in well balanced on both sides of the equation.
I couldn't put this down...it went so swiftly. I did find the grand jury investigation a little intrusive because I did not know where the author was going with it and I felt it had little to do with advancing the plot...was I ever wrong!
absolutely fantastic recounting of a truly amazing time in our history...reminded me of the Lost City of Z, which had the same type characters who refused to give up. of course, the ending was much more positive.