Annie Barrows has a beautiful literary style. Having read The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society, I was looking forward to reading this book. I loved this book as much as I did the other.
It is set in the time of the Depression in West Virginia and the story tellers are Willa, a 12 year-old and Layla, part of Roosevelt's Writer Project. Layla was sent to this town to write the history of it as part of its 150th birthday celebration.
Throughout the book we are taken on a trip through the town where we meet many of the people of Macedonia, including the little details which make them unique.
This book, although over 500 pages in length, is a quick read, or maybe it just seemed that way because I loved reading it so much. The author was able to make me feel as if I was a part of the story from beginning to end. This is the kind of story that I love to read again and again because it is like visiting with old friends.
I was given this book by NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.