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The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

by Anissa Gray

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The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
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    Feb 19, 2019
    304 pages
    Genre: Novels

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For fans of The Mothers and an American Marriage, this dazzling debut novel is 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.

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"I was immediately taken by the power and honesty of Anissa Gray's voice. She is a writer to watch, and this debut is not to be missed!" - Terry McMillan, New York Times bestselling author of I Almost Forgot About You and Waiting to Exhale

"A trio of sisters navigate the tricky waters of forgiveness in Gray's heartfelt, beautifully written debut...Get an extra copy for your best friend or your own sister; this is one you're going to want to talk about." - Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

"Gray beautifully captures the way strong women can piece a community back together, taking care of their loved ones while still figuring out how to care for themselves. A graceful debut that feels timely and important." - Karin Tanabe, author of The Gilded Years

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Anissa Gray Author Biography

Anissa Gray is an Emmy and duPont-Columbia award-winning journalist at CNN Worldwide. She began her career at Reuters as a reporter covering business and international finance. Born in St. Joseph, Mich., Gray studied English and American literature at New York University. She lives in Atlanta, Ga., with her wife. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls is her debut novel.

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