This book tells the tale of 'passing' in America (in the late 1920's), which I believe is a topic many people are unaware of. It follows characters Irene and Clare, who are light-skinned African American women that could 'pass' as white if they wished. While Clare has 'passed', married a white man, and considers herself a white woman, Irene has chosen to embrace her African American heritage. When meeting by chance, both women develop a curiosity for each other's different lifestyles. With a surprising ending, this book definitely leaves readers wondering what will happen as they turn the page!