MIZ FANCY is the story of southerners of different generations and their histories of living with racism. Each of them has been affected, and each has a different reaction. Some have learned to overcome the past and adopt new behaviors, while others are unable to change old patterns. Mary Frances Andrews has everything.she is in the favored class.her money protects her.her husband's politics gives her status. But she is withdrawn and fearful because of forgotten trauma. She meets an elderly black woman who recognizes her but cannot vocalize the connection. Her husband, Bucky, chides her, and her racist aunt suggests that she keep her pending inheritance in mind. She becomes driven.her sleuthing reveals painful truths as she confronts her personal history and her husband's controlling personality. A surprise ending is the catalyst that allows Mary Frances to find her personal strength and stand up to Bucky's questionable ethics and racism.