About the Book:
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.
About the Author:
New York Times Bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson lives in Georgia with her husband, their two children, and way too many feckless animals. She is the author of five novels: gods in Alabama, Between, Georgia, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, Backseat Saints, and A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages, won SIBA’s novel of the year, twice been a #1 Book Sense Pick, and been shortlisted for the Townsend prize. A former actor, Jackson reads the audio versions of her novels; her work in this field has been nominated for the Audie Award, was selected by AudioFile Magazine for their best of the year list, and garnered a Listen Up Award from Publisher’s Weekly.
She is hard at work on a new novel titled Someone Else's Love Story, expected in 2014.
As I mentioned before, I loved this book - I love a good generation story where you become invested in not just one person, but in this case, all three. I enjoy a bit of a mystery which this novel offered and I think the author did a phenomenal job setting it all up.
This novel has it all, intrigue, complex story-line, multiple storylines, and covers issues that are just plain tough. She doesn't sugarcoat anything but presents it realistically through her characters Big, Liza and Mosey.
It is a story of a family that NOTHING ever works out for...and it is their story of trial, triumph, and lessons learned the hard way.
I am intrigued by this author and her work, this was such a great read that I look forward to checking out her other books...and check out her website, it is hilarious and fun!