I picked this up for kindle a while back because OWN (I believe) has a series based on it. This summer I started watching the series via Hulu. I now, offically, have too many series on Hulu and AcornTV that I am addicted to watching.
The book is different than the series in some major ways - two siblings instead of three, for instance. But you can see why a series was made from it - race, family, history, and tradition all come into play in the story. There is also quite a bit of class. The tone isn't one of judgement, but of sympathy and reporting, especially in the case of Ralph Angel.
There is a quiet beauty in this story. A love not only for land and family, but also for the beauty of words. It is a beautiful book.