I never give 5 stars-think they are overdone and should be reserved only for the great books. Which this is. The writing is superb-it just flows. The story made me think of Forest Gump as Miss Maybelle lives through historic events. But it's so much more because of her emotional connections to people and places.
I wanted to just start over and reread it as soon as I finished it because I didn't want it to end.