I bought this book when it first came out, but never read it. I don't know what took me so long to pick it up and read it. But I am glad I did. The story is funny, sad, tender and informative all at once. The characters are well written, and by the time the end of the book comes, you feel like the characters are your friends - like you are a part of the book. This is the kind of book that leaves you thinking about the characters long after the last page is turned. Wondering what they are doing? How they are? I recommend anyone who wants to laugh, to cry, to be angry, and happy, all at once read this book!
Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend, and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project.