Katy and Elizabeth White have written fantastic synopses of this book on Shelfari.com so I fortunately do not need to compete with them (phew).
This book does indeed tackle a difficult historical event of the early 20th century - rampant treatment by whites of blacks as sub-human. The author does an excellent job of bringing people of different backgrounds into a well crafted novel.
Even though the book is long, it is not difficult to stay engrossed. The story, while difficult at times due to subject matter, flows well. It is interesting and, indeed, quite humorous at times. In fact, humor is liberally sprinkled throughout this novel.
I highly recommend this book and give it a 4.5 star rating. I did receive the book as a free giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this novel so help support this talented author.