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Baby of the Family [KINDLE] ❆ Baby of the Family By Tina McElroy Ansa – Thomashillier.co.uk An evocative, delicately comic story of a girl s coming of age From the moment of her birth in a rural black hospital in Georgia, Lena McPherson is recognized as a special child, with the power to see An evocative, delicately comic story of a girl s coming of age From the moment of her birth Baby of PDF \ in a rural black hospital in Georgia, Lena McPherson is recognized as a special child, with the power to see ghosts and predict the future Named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times.


10 thoughts on “Baby of the Family

  1. Brown Girl Reading Brown Girl Reading says:

    This was very disappointing I had very high hopes for it desiring to read something backlist The writing was vibrantly beautiful but there was absolutely no plot at all in this book which was surprising because of the manner in which was written It s definitely a book about the baby of the family Lena, who has been recognized as a special child since she was born with a caul over her head It is believed that because of this she has inherited the power to see ghosts and predict the future Th This was very disappointing I had very high hopes for it desiring to read something backlist The writing was vibrantly beautiful but there was absolutely no plot at all in this book which was surprising because of the manner in which was written It s definitely a book about the baby of the family Lena, who has been recognized as a special child since she was born with a caul over her head It is believed that because of this she has inherited the power to see ghosts and predict the future The storyline follow closely the McPherson family They are a black family living well in a big house unaware of their daughter s plight Baby of the family feels like vignettes that deal with Lena s discovery of her power However there doesn t seem to be real goal or end to this story It took much longer to read this story than normal probably because I was searching for the reason of it s being written There is a second part to this novel called The Hand You Fan With I will definitely try to check it out to see if things get better


  2. Monica **can& Monica **can& says:

    Review to come


  3. Jamal Jamal says:

    this novel has All the elements and components that makes a Novel awesome to me Wish I had discovered this story much earlier.


  4. Gayle Gayle says:

    Here is another reason that I m glad to have finally discovered the wealth of books by black authors I hate that this book was published in 1989 and it was 2011 before I discovered Tina McElroy Ansa.Lena is a girl who was born with a caul An elderly nurse explains to Lena s mother what she must do to keep Lena s gifts positive, but the mother regards such as nonsense and destroys the caul.Lena is bothered by the ghosts she sees and doesn t share her experiences and fears with anyone.Later, t Here is another reason that I m glad to have finally discovered the wealth of books by black authors I hate that this book was published in 1989 and it was 2011 before I discovered Tina McElroy Ansa.Lena is a girl who was born with a caul An elderly nurse explains to Lena s mother what she must do to keep Lena s gifts positive, but the mother regards such as nonsense and destroys the caul.Lena is bothered by the ghosts she sees and doesn t share her experiences and fears with anyone.Later, the book becomes a coming of age story, which some readers found to be a cop out, but I didn t find it disconcerting at all.I m reading as much to study the craft of the author as well as their story, and I was entertained throughout and am amazed at how good it is for a debut novel Her imagery is superb


  5. Megan Baxter Megan Baxter says:

    I had never heard of this book before it popped up on one of my lists put together from one of the Nancy Pearl Book Lust books, and likely would never have come across or read it, if I hadn t That would have been too bad, because while I can t say it set my world on fire, it was thoroughly enjoyable, and a little on the enchanting side.Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In the mea I had never heard of this book before it popped up on one of my lists put together from one of the Nancy Pearl Book Lust books, and likely would never have come across or read it, if I hadn t That would have been too bad, because while I can t say it set my world on fire, it was thoroughly enjoyable, and a little on the enchanting side.Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook


  6. Ruby Hollyberry Ruby Hollyberry says:

    I love this author, and this is her first book I wish there werethan there are There s the sequel to this The Hand I Fan With, plus Ugly Ways and You Know Better which are in the same town but about other characters There is supposed to be a sequel to Ugly Ways called Taking After Mudear, but I ve not been able to find it in any bookstore or library so far Borders doesn t even have the ISBN in their catalog So unfair I suppose they cut their African American fiction list down Or I love this author, and this is her first book I wish there werethan there are There s the sequel to this The Hand I Fan With, plus Ugly Ways and You Know Better which are in the same town but about other characters There is supposed to be a sequel to Ugly Ways called Taking After Mudear, but I ve not been able to find it in any bookstore or library so far Borders doesn t even have the ISBN in their catalog So unfair I suppose they cut their African American fiction list down Or perhaps the fact that these arefantasy than fiction in places limits their appeal to some I can only speculate But I wish there were dozens and I had them all Should appeal to anyone who likes ghost stories or alternatively, Sandra Dallas fans


  7. Mayastlpmc Mayastlpmc says:

    This is one of my favs It is full of strange happenings but, if you leave your mind open your heart will follow ENJOY


  8. Helaine Helaine says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The story of a well off black family in the 1950 s Their baby is born with a caul over her head and throughout her life, she can see ghosts and various demons Bad and good happens to her all supposedly because of the caul She makes special friendships, sees a ghost of a slave woman and gets life advice from all of them The story ended rather abruptly when her grandmother dies and returns as a ghost to assure her that those special powers will due her well in the future as long as she goes b The story of a well off black family in the 1950 s Their baby is born with a caul over her head and throughout her life, she can see ghosts and various demons Bad and good happens to her all supposedly because of the caul She makes special friendships, sees a ghost of a slave woman and gets life advice from all of them The story ended rather abruptly when her grandmother dies and returns as a ghost to assure her that those special powers will due her well in the future as long as she goes back to her nurse who brought her up for advice Makes you want to read the next book to see what happens to her as an adult


  9. Jenee Jenee says:

    I enjoyed the book It starts off with the Lena s birth and her encounters with spirits Then it goes in another direction Usually that wouldn t work for me, the other direction was very interesting I loved the town and the Black Southern charm of the characters I wished there wasabout her connection to the spirit world I hope Tina McElroy Ansa writes a book that focuseson Lena engaging with ghosts.


  10. Lakecia Allison Lakecia Allison says:

    I am from South Georgia, a small town similar to Mulberry, so there were some parts of this book that made me think of my Greatgrands and country folk rituals I like the book but it didn t keep my attention as I thought it would Though I enjoyed many moments in the book because it touched home, I just expected muchfrom this novel that I did not get.


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