Momma Gone

Momma Gone
Genres: Fiction, Literary
Publisher: Brown Girls Publishing
Publication Year: June 24, 2014
ISBN: 1625174497
Nominated for an NAACP Image Award
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Momma set me on the jukebox. So begins the personal story of Denise (Sweetie) Wooten, set between a post-civil rights era New York City and a growing, but stale rural Alabama. We are thrust in the midst of a family longing for normalcy, but instead struggling with illness and all that comes with it; denial, anger and misunderstanding and love. As cultures clash, we see the family through a child s eyes and walk with her as she makes sense of war fought far away, but with effects close to home, and a tragedy that changes her life forever. More truth than not, Momma: Gone is a story of survival, where all the lessons are taught by the child who must eventually lead them through and a classic American story of overcoming life s misfortunes to find the bloom on the other side. -Shortlisted for a Doctorow Award in Innovative Fiction

...A grief laden journey that will tug at your heart. Profoundly moving. ---Anita Doreen Diggs, author The Other Side of the Game, former editor, Random House,
– Anita Doreen Diggs,
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