Hi, Stitch here:
Today I have another Book Review, as part of a Beach Bound Book Blog Tour…
BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the literary fiction novel, Done Growed Up written by Mary Morony. The tour will run from August 1 – August 29, 2016
About the Book
Title: Done Growed Up | Author: Mary Morony | Genre: Literary Fiction | Number of Pages: 266 | Publication Date: June 8, 2016
Book Description: When we last left the Mackey Family in the late 1950s, their lives were in turmoil. Divorce, alcoholism, racism, death, puberty – what WEREN’T they dealing with? Ethel, a black maid in a racist world – the true heart and soul of the Mackey Family, is the children’s only constant as she fights her own numerous demons. Twelve-year-old Sallee struggles to understand the world with little enlightenment from the adults around her. Her older sister Stuart, a college student New York City, finally escaped the South and drama of her family only to succumb to the terrible temptations of urban life; Gordon, a 14 year old boy feeling anger and hatred as he begins to slowly realize the harsh reality of the people and world around him; while Ginny, newly divorced mother off our, finds that she’s not the spoiled princess she once was. She is overwhelmed with responsibility, feelings of abandonment, and alcoholism. Joe, Ginny’s ex, and the children’s father, revels in new-found wealth and popularity with women, yet yearns for family and simpler times.
Author Mary Morony was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, mainly by her family’s beloved black maid. Her childhood was a time of segregated schools and many places that prohibited black people. Morony’s inspiration for the Apron Strings Trilogy was her strong relationship with her maid and caretaker, who taught her more about life and love than anyone has since. Morony also uses personal life tragedies and triumphs to produce novels with real experiences and true emotion.
What readers are saying…
“Terrific read! If you haven’t read it’s prequel “Apron Strings,” you will still enjoy…I was intrigued by the depth of soul in Morony’s characters – she writes in a way where you can see what they’re seeing and feel what they’re feeling.” – Amazon Reviewer
“I thought Mary Morony did a wonderful job of capturing what it’s like to be a child going through the turbulent stages of adolescence. Her characters were very real and relatable, which made the book that much better! I highly recommend giving this a read!” – Melinda (Amazon)
“Even though this book is a sequel, it can certainly stand alone. It was a good easy read and I laughed, I cried and I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next.” – Amazon Reviewer
“Mary Morony really makes her characters come alive!” – Max (Amazon)
About the Author
Mary Morony’s rich characters are drawn from her childhood memories and lifelong experiences. Growing up in a household where both of her parents (and their maid!) had issues with alcohol, her parents split up in a time when divorce was a humiliating family secret. Morony had a lot of material to work with, even as a child.
By the time Morony was 35, she had been married four times. Divorced, widowed and the mother of four children, she has experienced more in her life than most people would in five lives. It has been said that “A life of tragedy and pain has bred a writer full of wit and compassion” in Mary Morony. As her characters grow and learn, she teaches lessons learned from her own experiences.
Mary Morony is an author who can write about tragedy from the inside and guides her readers through it to compassion, humor and recovery. She brings Southern charm, irreverence and wit to bear against subjects as vast as racism and as personal as alcoholism, always with a heart and soul that makes her work undeniably appealing.
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Blog Tour Giveaway
Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice
Giveaway ends: August 29, 11:59 pm, 2016
Open to: Internationally
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Now here is Stitch’s Review:
This book is the second in the Apron Strings Series. I have not read the first and feel that may have set some of my reactions to this book.
Done Grown Up is certainly a story filled with interesting characters. Each part of this family is raw and the reader can see into their very make up. The characters show their flaws, habits and their good features. Ultimately this is a book about a family and all their revealing details. There is a definite story line that is well paced. Each family member contributes to the plot. If you enjoy reading books about families and how they fit together then this is a book for you.
Stitch Says gives it 3 woofs.
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