Well-written story of a young girl whose existence is stabilized by the "colored maid". Reads like a chapter in The Help but from one of the point of view of one of their "white charges". 305 pages Book Club, Worth Reading, A Mini-Saia Jeans, Book Worth, Jeans Mayhew, Anna Jeans, Dry Grass, Auguste, Young Girls
Summer Reading List: The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew - In this beautifully written debut, Anna Jean Mayhew offers a riveting depiction of Southern life in the throes of segregation, what it will mean for a young girl on her way to adulthood--and for the woman who means the world to her. #realsimple
Dry by Augusten Burroughs- This is also in my top 5. I love memoirs and I love books about addiction. Perfect.