|The Story Plant|
28 April 2015
And to the echoes of a fateful day three decades earlier when three lives changed forever.
Set in the USA in turbulent years between the 1960s and the 1990s, Lavina explores the differences, not just between the wealth and social status of society but also of those who find themselves ostracised because of the colour of their skin.
Whilst this is not a period of American history of which I am familiar, however, the author is clearly writing about what she knows and this is evident in the way the story is allowed to evolve in a slow and considered way. The characters are authentic without ever becoming caricatures and there is a believable realism to the story which. I think, will strike a chord with some readers.
My thanks to the author and the Story Plant for sharing this book with me.