There are lots of great books set in the South, with feisty heroines. This is another one, and it is reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird and The Help, even of Cold Sassy Tree. It’s the story of ten year old Starla, who falls in with Eula and a baby in 1963, and they go on a scary, dramatic and formative journey. It’s funny, sweet, moving, perhaps a little predictable, but in a comforting rather than tiresome way. A lovely book.