A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson audiobook

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty

By Joshilyn Jackson
Read by Joshilyn Jackson

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Every fifteen years, trouble comes after the three Slocumb women. Now, as the youngest turns fifteen, she's desperate to know who used their yard as a makeshift cemetery, and why. The unlikely matriarch, forty-five-year-old Ginny, doesn't know the truth—she only knows she must do everything in her power to keep it hidden. Between them is Liza, silenced by a stroke, haunted by the choices she made as a teenager, with the answers trapped inside her. To survive Liza's secrets and Mosey's insistent adventures, Ginny must learn to trust the love that braids the strands of their past—and stop at nothing to defend their future. With riveting plot twists and off-kilter characters, A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty introduces three generations of Slocumbs: a child on the cusp of womanhood searching for her true family; a woman whose fight to protect her daughter will toss her headlong into a second chance at first love; and a lost soul rediscovering her voice. 

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Selected for the February 2012 Indie Next List

A 2012 Booklist Editors’ Choice Selection: Adult Books for Young Adults

Every fifteen years, trouble comes after the three Slocumb women. Now, as the youngest turns fifteen, she's desperate to know who used their yard as a makeshift cemetery, and why. The unlikely matriarch, forty-five-year-old Ginny, doesn't know the truth—she only knows she must do everything in her power to keep it hidden. Between them is Liza, silenced by a stroke, haunted by the choices she made as a teenager, with the answers trapped inside her. To survive Liza's secrets and Mosey's insistent adventures, Ginny must learn to trust the love that braids the strands of their past—and stop at nothing to defend their future. With riveting plot twists and off-kilter characters, A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty introduces three generations of Slocumbs: a child on the cusp of womanhood searching for her true family; a woman whose fight to protect her daughter will toss her headlong into a second chance at first love; and a lost soul rediscovering her voice. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A deeply felt, engaging story.” Atlantic
“Jackson’s signature style—the feisty, bighearted voice of Gods in Alabama and Backseat Saints—propels this funny, dark whodunit, where strong women who’ve made bad choices band together to come out on top.”
“[There are] hundreds of moving parts in the machinery of Jackson’s intricate mystery, all deliciously unraveled one tantalizing clue at a time.” Library Journal
“Snappy dialogue with a Southern twang, spiritual uplift and undeniably likable characters.” Kirkus Reviews
“A valentine to the bonds of family!” Family Circle
“Compelling…Jackson introduces some truly appalling villains as well as a handful of affable supporting characters…The Slocumb women are easy to root for.” Miami Herald
“Reading A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty feels a lot like falling in love: giddy and enthralling and a little bit dangerous. It’s a heart-thumping mystery, an edge-of-your-seat drama, and a fiercely sweet comedy all at once, with a fistful of crazy-brave characters who reach from up the wild pages and grip your heart.” Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author
“Highly immersive…A compelling page turner.” Publishers Weekly
“A clever, hilarious, wild adventure of a mystery that immediately pulls you in. You’ll be desperate to know the story of the bones beneath the willow tree-and will love every delicious layer of Joshilyn Jackson’s latest.” Jennifer McMahon, author of Don’t Breathe a Word and Promise Not To Tell
“A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty proves again that Joshilyn Jackson is one the best writers of the new generation. This spellbinding novel unfolds through the voices of three women in one family: a grandmother, a mother, a young daughter. Jackson renders each of these women with vivid tenderness, ferocity, and great humor, so that the family itself becomes the fourth vital character in the story. You will find yourself rooting for them all, to the very last page.” Mark Childress, author of Georgia Bottoms and Crazy in Alabama
“This is Jackson’s most absorbing book yet, a lush, rich read with three very different but equally compelling characters at its core.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author Bio: Joshilyn Jackson

Author Bio: Joshilyn Jackson

Joshilyn Jackson is the bestselling author of Backseat Saints, Gods in Alabama, Between, Georgia, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, and A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages and short-listed for the Townsend Prize. She won the SIBA Book Award for Fiction in 2005, and, as a former actor, was nominated for an Audie Award and received a Listen Up Award from Publishers Weekly.

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Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 12.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English