My first "adult" book - I still have my 1966 copy, given to me when I was 9 yrs old in and living in the South. This story was reality in even though it's timeline was 15 yrs earlier. Nelle Harper Lee wrote from the heart with the innocence of a child.
1831. 15-year-old Mary begins the difficult task of telling her story. Mary leads a harsh life working on her father's farm. In the summer she is sent to work for the local vicar's invalid wife, where the reasons why she must record the truth of what happens to her are gradually revealed.