Probably closer to 3.5 stars, but since I wish Lily was my grandmother, I feel generous.
A historical memoir, which I'm reluctant to call non-fiction, because it's a third party story. Jeannette remember Lily, but got the stories through her own mother (daughter of Lily), and embellishes it to give the story the same voice as Lily.
And Lily's voice is strong, and rings true through the entire book. Anecdotes of her life from growing up in a dirt hut along the river to living in a nice house in Phoenix in the 40s. Through history most of us only have heard of as memories fade and die. Told in the great fashion of old oral histories.
She sounded like an astonishing woman, someone I wish I knew.