This is a fascinating slow paced tale about two very different families brought together by their children. The story revolves around casual racism in wealthy suburban Ohio, but the sometimes-tense relationships between family members is a huge part of the drama. The writing is excellent and the story is packed with realistic emotion. The book explores what it means to be a mother, and how mothers affect their daughters. While burning the cherished family home to the ground, this book reminds us that sometimes there are no perfect answers, even for those of us who follow all the right rules.