When the stock market crashed in 1929, 16-year-old Lorena Leland's life takes a huge detour. Seven years later, to help support her struggling family, Rena takes a job interviewing former slaves for the Federal Writer's Project. She meets 101-year-old Frankie Washington whose tragic life both shocks and captivates her. I was absolutely mesmerized by this story, and the beautiful way the author unfolded the layers of forgiveness available to Frankie, who had every reason to hate the hardships life had dealt her. I loved everything about this book.