This book nominated for the Orange Prize in England. A friend borrowed it to me to read, she said she liked it and I decided to give it a try. To be sincere I did not enjoy any bit of this book. I was hoping to see the movie then of which at last I did not see.
The story took place in the USA of the 60s (more or less), when the anti-segregation movement and racism was high. A very young white girl was trying to find out the truth about her mother's death through the African-American nanny that brought her up. I know what a beautiful story you would be thinking but I did not enjoy a bit of it, I did not enjoy the writings and the development.
I would not recommend it, but if it happens to fall into your hands, please read it. It is just amazing all the struggles the Africans-Americans went through in order to achieve their right as equal citizens in the USA society, which is today an example of a society of human rights.