Sadly, I admit that I am not much of a reader these days. It is difficult to find the time (even if it's good) to get through a book.
While Christmas shopping at BN for a particular book, this little obscure book sitting on a table drew me to it. After reading the back, I had to read it and could not wait to get started.
I can not recall a time when a book swept me away into a time of poverty and daily struggle and yet I found myself wanting to go there and experience those same struggles and simple joys of life.
The author, Betty Smith, did an exceptional job in re-creating a time and place, and all the details surrounding a era in which she grew up.
I finally finished it last week and all I have to say is READ IT.