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  1. says: Bonnie Glover ò 7 Download Free read × eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ò Bonnie Glover PDF/EPUB Going Down South A Novel

    PDF/EPUB Going Down South A Novel All right it is hard not to feel like a parent of a new child when you are getting ready to introduce a book to the public that you have written Hey I'm a mom againIn the writing of this book I have learned a great many things some of them very personal But two things I'll share Life goes on despite every hurt that dwells inside of your heart and if it weren't for literacy both reading and writing I don't know what I would do with myself

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    PDF/EPUB Going Down South A Novel This story about three generations of African American women is tender and real and funny and heartbreaking My favorite kind of novels are the ones that offer insight into complex human relationships and this one delivers I promise you'll love it Also I highly recommend it for book clubs

  3. says: review Going Down South A Novel Bonnie Glover ò 7 Download PDF/EPUB Going Down South A Novel

    PDF/EPUB Going Down South A Novel I read this to complete the Reading Women Challenge 2018's challenge #3 A book set in the American SouthThis was such a heartwarming sweet generational story about Mama Birdie Daisy and Olivia Jean Separated by

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    PDF/EPUB Going Down South A Novel review Going Down South A Novel Going Down South is one of my favorite books this year I really enjoyed it This story is about three generations of women in a family Birdie Daisy and Olivia Jean all head strong and stubborn in their own way It's such a strong story about the connections between mothers and daughters the good the bad and the stuff that ul

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    review Going Down South A Novel PDF/EPUB Going Down South A Novel Bonnie Glover ò 7 Download This is a reading group book You can tell because it's about mothers and daughters because it has race and gender based complications and because it has Reading Group uestions at the back Unfortunately I don't think I found it as edifying as I was supposed to Going Down South has a solid sense of time and place

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    PDF/EPUB Going Down South A Novel RATING 45 out of 5Reading Going Down South was like going back in time in ways than one There was a period of time in my reading life when I became uite immersed in the reading of African American women authors It seemed like the I read the I wanted to read One author led to another as I would read interviews or reviews as well as books Alice Walker and Toni Morrison novels J California Cooper novels and short story collections

  7. says: PDF/EPUB Going Down South A Novel Bonnie Glover ò 7 Download review Going Down South A Novel

    Bonnie Glover ò 7 Download Free read × eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ò Bonnie Glover review Going Down South A Novel Heartfelt Endearing Clever Charming A Powerful Read

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    PDF/EPUB Going Down South A Novel Going Down South just blew me away This is the story of three ordinary yet extraordinary women Grandma Birdie her daughter Daisy and her 15 year old granddaughter Olivia Jean who come to live in Cold Water Springs Alabama Ms Glover has created an amazing cast of characters in this beautiful story of forgiveness The dialogue is so amazingly genuine offering a glimpse of a culture through conversations that are h

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    Bonnie Glover ò 7 Download Free read × eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ò Bonnie Glover review Going Down South A Novel Reviewed by hoopsielv for TeensReadToocomThis is a story of women spanning three different generationsOlivia Jean is the app

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    review Going Down South A Novel Bonnie Glover ò 7 Download PDF/EPUB Going Down South A Novel Most reviews I've seen call it wonderful and a great book for and about mothers and daughters It's meant to be a thought provoking coming of

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  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Going Down South A Novel
  • Bonnie Glover
  • English
  • 27 May 2019
  • 9780345480910

review Going Down South A Novel

Going Down South A Novel characters Ø 7 N New York and whisks her away to her grandmother’s farm in Alabama to have the baby–even though Daisy and her mother Birdie have been estranged for years When they arrive Birdie lays down the law Sure her granddaughter can stay but Daisy will have to stay as well Though Daisy is furious she has no choice Now under on. This is a reading group book You can tell because it s about mothers and daughters because it has race and gender based complications and because it has Reading Group uestions at the back Unfortunately I don t think I found it as edifying as I was supposed to Going Down South has a solid sense of time and place and culture even while jumping around between them but is weaker in plot and characterization which make that sense of the settings difficult to appreciate and learn fromThe first two sections of the book constitute the Going Down South itself They use a car trip from Brooklyn to small town Alabama as a frame for a series of flashbacks setting up the story first from the point of view of Olivia Jean a teenager whose unplanned pregnancy is the cause of the trip her parents want to hide her away until the baby is born and then of Daisy her mother who hasn t been back to see her mother in Alabama since she was a teenager herself and left home under unpleasant circumstances The third section is told from the point of view of Birdie Daisy s mother and Olivia Jean s grandmother reflecting back on Daisy s childhood and her own as she waits for her family to arrive This car trip flashback structure is an interesting idea but in practice I found that it seriously screws up the pacing of both the reference time story and the backstory and I got frustrated with it very uicklyThe second half of the book is structured rather differently with a floating point of view but a much straighter narrative thread There are still plenty of flashbacks the three central characters are all working through their issues with themselves and each other which reuires much delving into the past but they are spaced in a conventional fashion This improves the pacing and various other aspects of the storytelling improve as well The characters all of whom come off as rather stock toward the beginning seem nuanced and original and the humor rings truer There is also less of the repetition and narratorial summaryishness that further bog down the first sections The ending is satisfying if predictable and rounds off the plot arc nicelyAs well as the book group discussion uestions this edition of Going Down South also includes an interview with the author Mostly nothing unexpected but I did find one thing about it interesting When the interviewer asked Glover to describe her characters and how she wrote them she immediately pegged Olivia Jean as a gutsy and intelligent girl who just needs guidance and said she didn t have any difficulty writing her or imagining her life whereas she found her mother Daisy passionate bitter and pretentious much harder to understand and to write though in the end she empathized with her However from the reading side I found Olivia Jean something of a cipher while Daisy s inner life and motivations come through much better at least in the second half There may be a lesson in that than in what can be found in the text of the book

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Going Down South A Novel characters Ø 7 From the author of The Middle Sister comes a heartwarming tale of second chances and the unparalleled love between mothers and daughtersWhen fifteen year old Olivia Jean finds herself in the “family way” her mother Daisy who has never been very maternal springs into action Daisy decides that Olivia Jean can’t stay i. I read this to complete the Reading Women Challenge 2018 s challenge 3 A book set in the American SouthThis was such a heartwarming sweet generational story about Mama Birdie Daisy and Olivia Jean Separated by secrets and unloving men they start to remember what s really important to them when Daisy drives Olivia Jean down to Cold Water Springs Alabama to live with Birdie for the remainder of her hidden pregnancy It s set in the 1960s and Glover doesn t shy away from any of the hard topics She embraces the reality of racism and sexism and violence and shows her characters strength as well as their vulnerability in living through really unjust circumstances There is also a lot of love in this book and I have a lot of love for it So glad I picked it up

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Going Down South A Novel characters Ø 7 E little roof in the 1960s Deep South three generations of spirited proud women are forced to live together One by one they begin to lose their inhibitions and share their secrets And as long guarded truths emerge a baby is born–a child with the power to turn these virtual strangers into a real honest to goodness family. Heartfelt Endearing Clever Charming A Powerful Read