The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

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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.
Publisher: New York : Berkley, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781984802439
1984802437
Branch Call Number: F GRAY-A
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 24 cm

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JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Mar 12, 2019

This will appeal to fans of Celeste Ng's branch of close knit family drama with a mid-western setting. Told in alternating viewpoints, it is excellent as an audiobook, with a full cast of narrators.

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Mar 10, 2019

This is a wonderful, emotionally exquisite book. The characters are so real that I feel I know these people. It's one of the best books I've read in a long time.

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