Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Grown Up Kind of Pretty (Books from A to Z)

I thought the cover of this book looked quite "springy / Eastery" - perfect for this weekend!  I found it to be very attractive, and it is what originally drew me in.  I spyed the cover on a few blogs - each with nice reviews, and that's all it took for me to had on over to Goodreads and add it to my list.

The author of A Grown Up Kind of Pretty, Joshilyn Jackson, is new to me.  She has several other books - all of which had pictures of people, but none showing their faces.  I found this quite interesting.
Blurb:  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. 

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