The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the story of three adult sisters who have had their lives undertake a major change. Althea is the oldest and the leader of the sisters. Much to everyone’s shock Althea and her husband are charged with embezzlement. Up until this time they were considered upstanding and important members in their community so now they are pariahs. Althea and Proctor are sentenced to spend years in jail so the other two sisters come to care for Althea’s teenage children. Since the sisters had been brought up in a very dysfunctional family they all have their own issues and resentments to overcome with each other and themselves. Sadly some of these problems have affected Althea’s children as she was often an emotionally absent mother. Viola and Lilian have to decide which of the two of them should care for Althea’s daughters. There are many other undercurrents and issues dealt with throughout the book and one is the fact that one of Althea’s daughters was the one who reported the embezzlement. This was a very interesting character based book. I thought it was very well written and captured each of the characters and their differences.
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