A Grown up Kind of Pretty

A Grown up Kind of Pretty

Book - 2012
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Every fifteen years, trouble comes after the Slocumb women. Now, as their youngest turns fifteen, a whole new kind of commotion is chasing all three generations. Mosey's desperate to know who used their yard as a make-shift cemetery, and why. The oldest, forty-five year old Ginny, fights to protect Mosey from the truth, a fight that could cost Ginny the love of her life. Between them is Liza, silenced by a stroke, with the answers trapped inside her. To survive Liza's secrets and Mosey's insistent adventures, Ginny must learn to trust the love that braids the strands of their past--and stop at nothing to defend their future.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780446582353
Characteristics: ix, 322 p. ; 24 cm.

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CRRL_MegRaymond Sep 12, 2017

Why is there a tiny grave in Mosey Slocumb’s back yard? Her mother can’t or won’t answer, so she turns to her grandmother for answers.

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vv8
Jun 01, 2015

This novel was notable for a dramatic storyline and its interesting female characters. What turned me away from it (all the drama - teenage pregnancy, drugs, adultery, rape, & kidnapping) may be exactly what makes another person enjoy it much more than I did.

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finn75
Jul 07, 2013

A friend recommended this book to me and i really enjoyed it. Strong female characters fighting and struggling with each other but in the end fighting for each other! Sad, moving yet heart warming. Worth a read.

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nidofito
Feb 03, 2013

Just finished reading it. Really liked the Slocumb ladies' strong personalities and their will to not give up on themselves or each other. Really enjoyed the book.

ChristchurchLib Oct 15, 2012

For two generations in a row, the Slocumb women have met with disaster the year they turn 15: Big got pregnant with Liza; Liza returned the favour and followed it up by disappearing with her daughter, to return a couple years later as a recovering addict. Now Liza's daughter, Mosey, is 15 - despite being a virgin, she repeatedly takes pregnancy tests just in case. But a different surprise is in store for her in her 15th year: bones are found buried in the yard, and all three generations of the Slocumb family must deal with the story they tell. With its Southern setting and quirky, quick-thinking characters, this family-centered story is a must-read for fans of Billie Letts, Mark Childress, or Lee Smith.

October 2012 Next Reads newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=558348

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kesha1123
Aug 03, 2012

Amazing! Stupendous! What a read. Jackson has an uncanny ability of making the reader both dread and desire to turn the page. Dread - because the story is so well done you don't want it to end and desire - simply because the story is so well done you want to know what's next. All three characters were wonderfully created. I was invested from the opening line. Between Big, Liza, Mosey, Patti, Roger, and even Claire I was wholeheartedly invested. Starting with the heroines, because that is exactly what each of the main characters were, flawed heroines; I connected with each lady's storyline despite the severe differences in our lives. That's a testament to Jackson's ability to create characters anyone would care to read about. An added bonus to the story was the built in suspense and mystery of the true geneology of the Slocum and Richardson families. I am diligently looking for other novels by Jackson and thankful that Goodreads recommended this title based on my rating for The Help.

mrsgail5756 Jun 04, 2012

The BOOK was okay – but not one of my favorites.

samemom May 10, 2012

did not read

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sasie
Mar 22, 2012

3 generations of strong southern women tell a story of family secrets. Great setting, characters and story.

debwalker Feb 12, 2012

Mother at 15, grandmother at 30 - will the cycle continue?

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