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That would have been too bad, because while I can’t say it set my world on fire, it was thoroughly enjoyable, and a little on the enchanting side. Showing of 19 reviews. I have oc all of Tina’s books. This is not something that I would have picked up on my own, but somehow it ended up on my to-read list. Lena just begins to feel comfortable, and just begins to identify, and suddenly they all leave, forcing her to stand on her own with all the new knowledge.

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Mar 31, Jill rated it liked it. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. You have to read that in context to get it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tiba these two descriptions is perhaps the most relative aspect of both texts: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Most memorable chapter is “Hair” – Lena was whippin” her hair back and forth inlong before Willow was a gleam in either Will or Jada’s eye.


I actually found myself wanting to know more about other characters, as they were more interesting than the mediocre clips into Lena’s teenage years. Jun 16, Tiana Freeman rated it it was ok.

Her imagery is superb. It is full of strange happenings but, if you leave your mind open your heart will follow. Aug 27, Ramona Terry rated it it was amazing.

Trivia About Baby of the Family. Ansa lives on St. I enjoyed the author’s style but questioned the delivery of plot.

After reading this book many years ago, I still can tell you about the story This page was last edited on 20 Juneat Sep 28, Natasha rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 19, Elise rated it liked it.

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Ansa launched an independent publishing company, DownSouth Press, with a focus on African-American literature. In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook Jan 29, Sharon added it. Bennett uses these to remind us of fmily historical aspect and to highlight the straightforwardness of her message. Log In Sign Up.

Born in in a private blacks-only hospital in rural Georgia, Lena is the third child and longed-for first daughter of Famiy and Jonah, who own the local bar and liquor store. I wish she would’ve written more. It did not fulfill its promise. I like this quaint little town of Mulberry and its cast of characters. Books by Bby McElroy Ansa.


Lena is not sure at first why she voluntarily continues the conversation with Rachel but something keeps telling her to find out more. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. This book was well-written and interesting and certain parts of it have stayed with me for quite a nasa.

Feb 17, Dacia rated it it was amazing. When I read the synopsis before purchasing the book, it made me think there was going to be a whole lot of ghosts, good and bad, and the nurse was going to constantly enforce the importance of the caul and the formula that she had made.

She attends school and is able to form friendships quickly, but the unfortunate aspect of her ghost visions leads bagy to be ostracized among her classmates, especially the girls. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.