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by Joshilyn Jackson

  • Author: Joshilyn Jackson
  • ISBN: 0446582360
  • ISBN13: 978-0446582360
  • ePub: 1334 kb | FB2: 1618 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (September 25, 2012)
  • Pages: 352
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 987
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A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel ePub download

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Joshilyn Jackson is an American author born February 27th, 1968 in Fort .

Joshilyn Jackson is an American author born February 27th, 1968 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. She was graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Pensacola, Florida, in 1986. She received an MA in creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1997. She has also written the novella My Own Miraculous.

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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In A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson three generations of Slocumb women are struggling to get by in their small Mississippi town while facing incredible odds set against them. Ginny, who is called Big by her daughter and granddaughter knows that every fifteen years something bad happens to Slocumb women and they are on the cusp of that bad year. When Big was 15, she had her fierce daughter, Liza. History repeated itself when Liza had her daughter at 15. Now Mosey is fifteen. Mosey has faced a life time of being warned about and away from this curse, but the curse may be taking other directions for this generation. Liza has had a stroke and then a small grave is unearth in the backyard. Can Big hold her family together while trying to find an explanation? And will Mosey discover the answers she seeks?

The chapters in Joshilyn Jackson's A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty alternate between the three Slocumb women. Each woman has a distinct voice in her chapter and there is strong character development for each woman individually. What they are thinking can be very different from what they are sharing with each other, especially since Liza is essentially nonverbal, but each of them is facing the threat to their family and the questions the mystery brings head-on, in their own way.

Why, oh why, did I wait so long to read A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty? This is an outstanding novel by a most accomplished writer. I've enjoyed every book Jackson has written and this incredible novel is no exception. The multilayered plot is complex and I appreciate how additional information was slowly discovered. And I completely understood Big hiding her suspicions from Mosely while Mosely is doing the same. I was absolutely spellbound and immersed in this novel. You couldn't have torn me away from reading it. And when I finished reading, I knew that I had just read something splendid, flawless, sublime... and perfect. When I was done there was not one thing I would have wanted differently. Bravo, Joshilyn Jackson!

Jackson has a new novel being released this November, Someone Else's Love Story, and I am going to just preorder it now and schedule time to read it right away.

Very Highly Recommended - one of the very best
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Mosey Slocumb is fifteen - the age the women in her family deem cursed. Her grandmother Big got pregnant with Mosey's mother Liza at that age, and Liza in turn got pregnant with Mosey then as well. The family has no men to speak of - and indeed, neither Big nor Liza have ever spoken of the mysterious fathers involved.

Naturally, with such a legacy, Mosey has grown up somewhat paranoid. With everyone in her small Southern town expecting her to follow in her mother and grandmother's footsteps, Mosey - who is not sexually active -regularly takes pregnancy tests, "just to be sure." She's afraid to tell Big or Liza about her best friend Roger, simply because he's a boy and would be mistrusted by them for only that reason.

When Mosey is fifteen, everything does change - but in no way anyone could ever have predicted. For one thing, her mother Liza, only thirty, has a stroke and the once smart-mouthed, independent bartender is rendered almost helpless. Wanting desperately to help her in any possible way, Big decides to cut down the family's beloved old willow tree to make room for a therapeutic swimming pool. It's then that the discovery of a box of infant bones is made, changing everything for the Slocumbs forever. Secrets that were once thought buried forever have come to the light of day, impossible to ignore any longer.

Jackson writes her story alternating between the distinct voices of the three women, depicting three-dimensional characters that are as real as anyone her readers might know. Thus, an intriguing mystery and coming-of-age story is born, hooking readers til the very end.
Felhalar
I am totally hooked on Joshilyn Jackson's books. After I read her first book, I downloaded the rest and have been eating through them like raspberry chocolate cake. Each one is different, although you can hear her voice coming through, and the characters are so easy to be drawn into. I'm sad when each book is over and I know that there are fewer books remaining.
ChallengeMine
This is the 2nd book of Jackson's I've read, and I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as "The Opposite of Everyone". I was happily surprised that I enjoyed it even more! The characters and the plot lines are great and keep the story going...it twists and turns and I loved the meld between past and present. Great book!
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