Classic! Making Mary details the whirlwind like circumstances surrounding Mary's conception. It is both a strikingly poignant romance novel and a revelation of the social conditions of a "dead" people. The conditions are used as a trajectory to explain modern America and urban community unrest. As the Civil War is the backdrop of Gone with the Wind, the Black Experience is the backdrop of this riveting page-turner. Described as the most compelling love story ever told, Making Mary details the life and legacy of Vivian Johnson, a troubled soul trapped in an agitated time in American history.