A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel

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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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User Review  - JudithDCollins - LibraryThing

This was my first book by Joshilyn Jackson and purchased the audio version. The narrator was also the author, a plus-- as she was ideal for the characters and her passion was reflected throughout ... Read full review

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User Review  - tielwingsmama - LibraryThing

This is the third Joshilyn Jackson book I have read and can definitely say I am not disappointed. Every time I read one of her books I honestly lose track of reality and just fall into her story. Her ... 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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