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the author brings the story of her grandmother which is told in a first-person narrative that is authentic, irresistible, and triumphant. Lily is a character who survived tornadoes, droughts, floods and the most heart-breaking personal tragedy.
What makes this book stand out?
The author says that the book is less a novel than an oral history. It is the retelling of stories which is handed down by the authors family throughout the years and the author knows how to tell a story with love and grit.
Read it for
It is riveting and dramatic. The style of the book is amazing. The writer writes with candor and humor
Don't read it for
Compared to the author's previous novel, this books lacks life and is more of reading a history book than a novel.