The last book I loved was called The Four Spirits by Sena Jeter Naslund. It took place in Birmingham, Alabama during the civil rights movement and has fictional as well as historical characters. I loved how wrapped up you got in the fictional characters while they interacted with the historical ones and history itself. I also loved the ending which was hopeful and scary/uncertain, which really described the time. It was difficult and pulse racing at times but very beautiful.
Gail Kotel is the proprietor of Therapeutic Pilates in Mt. Airy, a holistic physical therapy and pilates practice where she uses the Pilates method for strengthening and alignment. She is also a fine artist. Be sure to check out her March exhibit at MilkBoy in Ardmore and her exhibit at Cambell's in Chestnut Hill in April.