Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday [@Writeinbk @KatherineTegen @epicreads]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:

ALLEGEDLY by Tiffany D. Jackson

Mary B. Addison killed a baby.

Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a church-going black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn’t say.

Mary survived six years in baby jail before being dumped in a group home. The house isn’t really “home”—no place where you fear for your life can be considered a home. Home is Ted, who she meets on assignment at a nursing home.

There wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got Ted—and their unborn child—to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary must find the voice to fight her past. And her fate lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But who really knows the real Mary?

In this gritty and haunting debut, Tiffany D. Jackson explores the grey areas in our understanding of justice, family, and truth, and acknowledges the light and darkness alive in all of us.

published January 24th by Katherine Tegen Books

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I really like the whole idea of this book - that there is this horrible, tragic event but that it may not have happened exactly as everyone believes. That Mary was only a nine-year-old at the time and what it says about her mother (". . . the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma.") makes me really curious not only about what did happen but about Mary and her mother's relationship, too.

It sounds as though there is not only a lot for Mary to deal with (her past, where 'baby jail' left her, the group home and now Ted and her baby) but with a lot of complicating factors - her past, Momma, the state, etc.

I am really looking forward to discovering this story and hope it is as good as it sounds like it could be!

That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!

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