I just finished "The Help", by Kathryn Stockett. It's written in the voices of three women in Jackson, Mississippi, who work together to write a book about what it's like to be a maid working for white families. It is set in 1963. It's wonderfully written, and I fell in love with the characters and stayed up way too late reading. Have you read it yet? A lot of people I know already have. If you haven't, then please add it to your reading list.