“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that highlights an upcoming release that I can’t wait to get my hands on. For this first week, I’ve chosen:
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.
I’m a big fan of Jackson’s work, which is set in a South that actually feels real (as opposed to the many stereotypical portrayals of Southern life that exist in the media). If you get a chance to listen to her books on audio, I highly recommend it, as she reads many of them herself and is a perfect narrator to her own stories.
What are you waiting on this week?