Just to let you know that I suggested gods in Alabama for my book group. They loved it and we'll gather this Sunday evening for discussion. I'll be serving foods of the deep south--wish I had written you earlier for suggestions. Also wish that I could have arranged a conference call with you. I didn't think fast enough. We'll be reading more of your works. As an English teacher (from NYS) and a mother who has a daughter in Chicago), I identified with and enjoyed your writing immensely.