This book was a great historical fiction read. Set in the south in 1946, it details the lives of two families--whites Henry and Laura, Henry's father Pappy and brother Jamie and blacks Hap and Florence and their son Ronsel. Jamie and Ronsel are both recently returned from the war but Pappy, with his KKK roots, feels that the two boys are nowhere on the same plane. This book is told in chapters from alternating narrators and this adds to the story. I found this book to be extremely well-written and the characters well-developed. This book hooked me immediately. I highly recommend it.