Thursday, June 11, 2009

#BookReview: Going Down South - Bonnie J. Glover

Before teen pregnancy became a "norm", girls that got in trouble (read: pregnant) were sent down south to have their babies who were then given up for adoption or to married family members that could give them a proper name and upbringing. Olivia Jean has always felt like she's in her parents way and that they would much rather be alone than be bothered with her. Low self-esteem sends her to the closet at school with a popular boy and eventually down south when her parents realize she's pregnant. Daisy, Olivia Jean's mother, left the south fifteen years ago and hasn't been back to visit her mother, Birdie, since. Daisy and her husband, Turk, head down south to drop Olivia Jean off only to be told by Birdie that one of them must stay also. A lifetime of secrets, happiness and pain are shared while waiting on the birth of the newest member of the family.
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