I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I’ve already gotten the author’s other novel from the library! It is amazing to me that we are still facing these race issues, but in many parts of the country it is still very real. Even in fairly integrated communities there are little signs of a deep tradition of separation. I recall very clearly my mother, who taught me not to be prejudiced, changing her tune as soon as dating came up. If race relations interest you at all and you can open up your imagination to fiction, this is a very good read.