A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Grand Central Publishing, Jan 25, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
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A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared past--and who will stop at nothing to defend their future.
  

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A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty

User Review  - Stacy Alesi - Book Verdict

Jackson (Backseat Saints) has written an unusual Southern family saga revolving around three generations of lonely, hardscrabble Slocumb women. Grandmother Ginny is the glue that holds them together ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heidi Rothert - Goodreads

More adult material than expected. Too much bad language in my opinion. Good story line. Kept me interested enough to not stop reading it and skip the not so great stuff as best I could. Disappointing. Read full review

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Joshilyn Jackson, a native of the Deep South, has worked as an actor and an award-winning teacher, and is now a writer and a mother of two. She is the author of gods in Alabama; Between, Georgia; The Girl Who Stopped Swimming; and Backseat Saints. Jackson lives with her husband and children outside of Atlanta. Visit her website at www.joshilynjackson.com.

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