There are so many wonderful things I could say about this book, but I'll stick to just a couple. First, the rich history in it was amazing. So many topics were covered: the slave trade, slavery in America, the Civil War (while not actually described, it serves as the turning point between parts one and two), the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, and more. How each of these subjects were presented brings me to the other thing I loved about this book: the set up of the story. It starts with two half sisters, who do not know each other, and each chapter thereafter introduces the next generation in each family line and the ordeals they experience. Starting on the Gold Coast in Africa, and concluding in the present-day, this stunning family saga cannot be missed.