I requested and received an Egalley for this book from netgalley.com. And I am ever-thankful. It's one of the most beautifully written books I've read.
Mary Marcus' "Lavina" is a portrait of the shame of the times when Martin Luther King, Jr. was fighting to bring dignity and basic human rights to black citizens. It's a stirring novel of courage and heartbreak.
Sadly, as reading this perfectly written book, I paused to wonder just how far we've truly come.
I can't recommend it highly enough. If there were 10 stars available to give at review sites rather than only 5, ten is what I'd give it.
Disclaimer: an electronic arc of this book was provided by NetGalley.com. No review was promised and the above is my unbiased opinion.