- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; First edition (January 25, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446582352
- ISBN-13: 978-0446582353
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
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.
I love Joshilyn Jackson's books and so must a lot of other people because I've been on a waiting list forever to get this book! I don't know what it is about Southern fiction but I always find it comforting and welcoming. This book is full of new revelations with every turn of the page. It's a story of family, of love, and of mysteries. What an enjoyable read. Impossible to put down.
Highly recommend this excellent novel.