Their experiences are diverse yet similar. The themes involve poverty, single moms, coal mining towns, religion, and even Pentecostal preachers. Some of the stories are uplifting; others quite sad.
Having relatives from the South and hearing their stories, I imagine that some of the author's accounts are true and others may be fictional. This book is easy to read especially since it is a collection of stories varying in length from 7 pages to 70 pages.
It would be a convenient book to take on a plane ride where your time is limited in the airport and yet longer in the air allowing the reader time to take in all of the stories since not important to read in order.
I enjoyed the book and look forward to other books by Pamela King Cable.