By Joshilyn Jackson
A GROWN-UP form of beautiful is a strong saga of 3 generations of ladies, affected by hardships and torn by means of a devastating mystery, but inextricably joined by means of the bonds of relations. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and at the cusp of womanhood-is shaken whilst a small grave is unearthed within the yard, and made up our minds to determine why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mom, is haunted via offerings she made as undefined. however it is Jenny, Mosey's powerful and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids jointly the strands of the women's shared past--and who will cease at not anything to protect their destiny.
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After rinsing the lather from his face, he liked what he saw in the fogged mirror a little better. But only a little. He had never been a handsome man, but now his face had taken on a new, predatory gauntness. He was dark, almost swarthy, except for his sun-bleached eyebrows and pale blue eyes. And he was practically out of hair now, gleamingly bald on top but with thick grayish curls around his ears and growing well down the back of his neck. The line of his nose was long and straight; his mouth was full-lipped and resolute, turned down slightly at one corner by a thin, boyhood scar.
Carver. ” She turned and strode through stark shadows back toward the open gate, not waiting for him. Carver limped behind her, watching the switch of her trim hips. He was feeling stronger, getting more competent with the cane. They sat opposite each other on wrought-iron white chairs at a metal table with an umbrella sprouting like a mutant tropical flower from its center. Edwina set her glass down on a plastic coaster. Carver guessed that the glass contained grapefruit juice. Or maybe it was a Margarita sans salt.
Carver asked. Desoto waved a hand as if the question were almost irrelevant. “Suicides do these things sometimes, Carver; you know that. They like for their survivors to wonder what really happened to them. Or maybe a person or persons unknown came after Davis, happened to catch him at breakfast, and threw him off the drop. Wanted his bacon or the last danish. Or possibly Davis went insane and was scared over the drop. ” Desoto stood up and moved gracefully to a row of filing cabinets along the wall.
A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel by Joshilyn Jackson