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TitleThe Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls
AuthorAnissa Gray
ISBN1984802437
ImprintAnissa Gray Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
FormatHardcover
Pages304

Description

The Mothers meets An American Marriage in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, identity and family, and how the relationships that sustain you can also be the ones that consume you.The Butler family has had their share of trials as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian can attest but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives.Althea, the eldest sister and substitute matriarch, is a force to be reckoned with and her younger sisters have alternately appreciated and chafed at her strong will They are as stunned as the rest of the small community when she and her husband Proctor are arrested, and in a heartbeat the family goes from one of the most respected in town to utter disgrace The worst part is, not even her sisters are sure exactly what happened.As Althea awaits her fate, Lillian and Viola must come together in the house they grew up in to care for their sister s teenage daughters What unfolds is a stunning portrait of the heart and core of an American family in a story that is as page turning as it is important.

Reviews

Miranda Reads

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls By Anissa Gray

She s never been good to me She s always been different with me. The Butler family Althea, Viola, Lillian and Joe had a rough childhood They ve each managed to escape but not without scars. Althea, powerful and dominating, pulled her younger siblings up and out from squalor an... (Sign in to see more)


Angela M

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls By Anissa Gray

4 starsFamilies seem to rally around each other in times of crisis, even dysfunctional ones where the relationships are complicated and where resentments and hurts have burdened them for many years This is such an impressive debut and Anissa Gray doesn t pull any punches here as the Butler siblings ... (Sign in to see more)


Susanne Strong

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls By Anissa Gray

5 Extremely Emotional Stars.Have you ever been so unprepared for a book that you were completely bowled over by it You start reading and the tears immediately runneth over A part of you recognizes the angst, the fear and the regret The inability to communicate the words that should be said but aren ... (Sign in to see more)


(Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls By Anissa Gray

Sometimes life can pull a lot out of you Just squeeze you dry And if you don t have a way to get back whatever s good and precious to you, it s like losing your soul An emotional, touching and heartfelt debut from Anissa Gray The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls put us ri... (Sign in to see more)


Diane S ☔

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls By Anissa Gray

A terrifically rendered novel of a family in crisis When Althea and her husband Proctor are arrested, they leave two teeen twin daughters in the care of their Aunt Lillian It is while in jail, and while the rest of this family tries to figure out how to help the girls, that little known secrets come... (Sign in to see more)


Deanna

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls By Anissa Gray

My reviews can also be seen at StarsWith such an awesome title and cover I was immediately interested in getting my hands on this novel The description was intriguing The Mothers meets An American Marriage in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, identity and family, and how the rel... (Sign in to see more)


Larry H

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls By Anissa Gray

I m between 4 and 4.5 stars here.First of all, how cool is the title of this book This powerful, poignant debut novel examines how easy family ties can go from comforting to smothering, and how the scars of youth can still prove damaging long into adulthood If, as a mother, I am my father s daughter... (Sign in to see more)


karen

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls By Anissa Gray

NOW AVAILABLE i need to stop being shocked when debuts are as good as this but ohhhh, man, this is one seriously impressive debut there have been a lot of comparisons made between this book and The Mothers, which i 100% seeagree, but The Turner House is another touchpoint worth mentioning, not only ... (Sign in to see more)


PorshaJo

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls By Anissa Gray

Rating 4.5 I got an email one day asking if I was interested in reading this new book I never heard of the author or the book But they teased me.saying it s like Tayari Jones a recent find of an author who is becoming a favorite I immediately jumped at the offer to read it When it arrived, I figured... (Sign in to see more)


Felicia

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls By Anissa Gray

3.5 Stars rounded up The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls follows a family dealing with the fallout after a sister mother and her husband are convicted and subsequently sent to prison for stealing money from a charity they created In no time at all I felt a kinship with these characters b... (Sign in to see more)


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