The response to this book is so profoundly personal as to make an analysis of its general appeal almost impossible. It could be defined as a spiritual autobiography or more exactly an emotional autobiography. And yet, as one reads, there seems to be more of other people in it than the writer who journeys back in memory, seeking sources of conviction, tracing actual physical backgrounds for what they can bring into the foreground of comprehension. One learns to know ""Little Grandma"" who helped over many hard places-and to sense the fears and shadows of childhood only lately reconciled by a mature understanding. More vivid- actually- are segments of other lives that touched hers, that challenged or shocked or ennobled. One gets, too, something of the changing South; of some of the terrors allayed by new scientific knowledge. But there is throughout a deepening awareness of the character, the personality behind the name we know as a valiant fighter for the truth as she sees it. Not a book for everyone- but an enriching experience for many.