A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY
The multiple points of view in this novel produce a slow-moving, confusing story and the characters never quite come to life on the page. However, Jackson’s euphemisms and descriptions are creative and humorous.
The Slocumb women haven’t had an easy life. Both Ginny and her daughter, Liza, became pregnant at 15. Ginny grew up quickly and made the best life she could for herself and her daughter. Liza turned to drugs and a string of relationships after she had her daughter, Mosey. Now Mosey is 15 and she is determined not to let history repeat itself. When a grave is unearthed in their backyard, Ginny and Mosey try to discover the truth and stroke-ridden Liza struggles to help. Will the secret draw them closer together or will it tear them apart? (GRAND CENTRAL, Jan., 336 pp., $24.99)