Saturday, May 15, 2010
A must, must read. Kathryn Stockett's first novel blew me away. Dealing with race relations in Mississippi in the 1960s, she touched something deep in my heart--my own ideas of what it must have looked like to live in a still-segregated society (not that long ago!) and how wrong I was. It's a book about overcoming these barriers, about friendship, and ultimately, about realizing how much alike we all are. Summing it up best are the author's favorite words: "We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I thought."
I absolutely loved it. I would give copies to all my friends if I could.
Anyone else read it?