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The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

by Anissa Gray

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  • Di Wolter
    Loved this book!
    Once I started reading, it was a book I couldn't put down. Loved the complex characters, the pacing of the story, the surprises, and the ending! Different in many ways from any book I've read previously. Bravo, Ms. Gray! Keep writing!
  • Jennie R. (Highland, CA)
    Congratulations to Ms. Gray on this debut!
    What an excellent read. The female characters in this novel were so well drawn...I had a mental image of each one in my head as I read this novel. So real, so compelling, so complicated and juicy and messy. Just like a real family. Completely believable and relatable for most readers I think. Interesting look at relationships between mothers, daughters, siblings and lovers and how fragile they can be. Just enough tension and heart. I can't wait to read what the talented Anissa Gray gives us in her next book.
  • Louise E. (Ocean View, DE)
    Coming Together
    I was drawn right into the story because I wanted to know why Althea and her husband were in jail. Even though The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls story was told from Althea and her two sisters' points of view, it was easy to follow. Although the sisters haven't always gotten along they came together to take care of Althea's daughters, Kim and Baby Vi. Along the way you find out their family history and that despite the hardships growing up they still love and support each other. It was interesting because after a while I realized that the title was more than just one sister having an eating disorder, there were other types of hunger they experienced. I was rooting for the sisters and the daughters to resolve some of their issues and they did. I was particularly glad that the aunts were able to help Kim. It's a very interesting story and there is much to discuss for a book club.
  • Martha D. (Hillsboro, OR)
    A story of sisters
    There's something about the dynamics between sisters that is always full of drama. The story was layered and fascinating, I was immediately drawn in and invested in their outcome. A well written and deeply moving novel. I look forward to future books from this author.
  • Lois P. (Hillsborough, NC)
    The Complex Lives of Women
    I was instantly taken into the complex lives of the women in the Butler Family. In this book we see how they have suffered, sacrificed, celebrated and unified to survive and to tend to the needs of the family's female heirs, Little Vi and Kim. Set in rural Michigan, this African American family is very real as they strive to succeed in a world where life is tough.
  • Mary S. (Bow, NH)
    5 Stars, You Should Read This Book!
    Brilliant writing. One of the top 5 books I've read this year (I read around 100 books/yr for context). The character development, the story line, the choice of words are all excellent. The twists and turns of the plot keep you engrossed. This book would hold the interest of the young and old and provides plenty of fodder for book group discussions. I can't wait to read the next book by this author.
  • Peggy H. (North East, PA)
    Family Mosaic
    I truly enjoyed the subject matter of the book; many times I see charity functions for things and wonder...where does the money go; so this was an interesting premise.
    But beyond that, it is really the story of family consequences and how we really don't see beyond what we want to see--even with the family members that we are supposedly the closest to. It took a bit to get used to the switching of voices--we had to get to know everyone, but that was the joy of the book. We did get to know everyone and figure out where each character was coming from. Looking forward to the next book from this author!


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