The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

The Mothers meets An American Marriage in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, identity and family, and how the relationships that sustain you can also be the ones that consume you. The Butler family has had their share of trials?as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian can attest?but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives. Alt The Mothers meets An American Marriage in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, identity and...

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Title:The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls
Author:Anissa Gray
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls: A Novel
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls Reviews

  • karen
    Oct 09, 2018
    #ReadWithMC review round-up: https://www.marieclaire.com/culture/a... i need to stop being shocked when debuts are as good as this. but ohhhh, man, this is one seriously impressive debut. there have been a lot of comparisons made between this book and The Mothers, which i 100% s...
  • Cheri
    Dec 01, 2018
    ? There's no mercy in a live wire No rest at all in freedom Of the choices we are given Ain?t no choice at all. ?The proof is in the fire You touch before it moves away But you must always know how long to stay And when to go.? -- ?Let Him Fly?Alisan Porter, S...
  • JanB
    Mar 09, 2019
    The pain runs deep and the repercussions of childhood trauma ripples down through the generations. When Althea and Proctor, two upstanding citizens who run a local business, are arrested and imprisoned for a white-collar crime, Althea's sisters and extended family must step in to p...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Oct 23, 2018
    Let's get it out there. I didn't like this book. What does that mean? Not a thing. It is getting all the stars from everyone else and will probably be a best seller and make fifty eleven million dollars. AND I could totally see this happening. But without Medea in it. I love Me...
  • Theresa Alan
    Jan 01, 2019
    This is a unique and complex novel of a complicated family. Althea is in jail waiting to be sentenced as is her husband. Althea essentially became a mother at the age of twelve when her own mother died, but the surviving younger siblings have a thorny relationship with their incarcerat...
  • Liz
    Jan 30, 2019
    This book took awhile for my brain to wrap around the story. As is so often the case these days, you are just given glimpses of a plot, told from multiple perspectives. Althea and her husband, Proctor, have just been convicted of embezzlement from a charity they ran and are being sen...
  • Diane S ☔
    Nov 19, 2018
    A terrifically rendered novel of a family in crisis. When Althea and her husband Proctor are arrested, they leave two teeen twin daughters in the care of their Aunt Lillian. It is while in jail, and while the rest of this family tries to figure out how to help the girls, that little kn...
  • Susanne  Strong
    Oct 21, 2018
    5 Extremely Emotional Stars. Have you ever been so unprepared for a book that you were completely bowled over by it? You start reading and the tears immediately runneth over? A part of you recognizes the angst, the fear and the regret? The inability to communicate the words that sho...
  • Angela M
    Jan 22, 2019
    4+ stars Families seem to rally around each other in times of crisis, even dysfunctional ones where the relationships are complicated and where resentments and hurts have burdened them for many years. This is such an impressive debut and Anissa Gray doesn?t pull any punches here a...
  • Julie
    Jun 07, 2019
    The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray is a 2019 Berkley publication. Even healthy and happy families are complicated and complex. This is especially true with mother and daughter relationships, and the connections between sisters. In this novel, Gray examin...
  • PorshaJo
    Nov 04, 2018
    Rating 4.5 I got an email one day asking if I was interested in reading this new book. I never heard of the author or the book. But they teased me?.saying it?s like Tayari Jones (a recent find of an author who is becoming a favorite). I immediately jumped at the offer to read i...
  • Larry H
    Nov 25, 2018
    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars here. First of all, how cool is the title of this book? This powerful, poignant debut novel examines how easy family ties can go from comforting to smothering, and how the scars of youth can still prove damaging long into adulthood. "If, as a mother...
  • Debbie
    Mar 31, 2019
    3.5--oh how I wish I could get out of mediocre-ville! I?m a ravenously hungry girl looking for a 5-star fancy feast. (My new cat?s favorite meal.) No luck; it?s just potatoes. A totally decent read, just not scrumptious. The story is about what happens after a couple, Althe...
  • Fran
    Dec 01, 2018
    Althea and Proctor Cochran are "disgraced restaurateurs and charity leaders...". They are "guilty of conspiracy to defraud the United States..." Althea's Kitchen and Grocery is boarded up. Graffiti splashed on the outside wall contains the words "Prison: Food for Thought". A whistle bl...
  • Felicia
    Dec 27, 2018
    3.5 Stars rounded up ? The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls follows a family dealing with the fallout after a sister/mother and her husband are convicted and subsequently sent to prison for stealing money from a charity they created. In no time at all I felt a kinsh...
  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Mar 14, 2019
    Althea and Proctor are convicted of fraud. They are incarcerated for some illegal business practices. They are found guilty of stealing charity money. Althea's sisters, Lillian and Viola are dealing with their own drama as well as their younger brother. Athea's's younger daughters,...
  • Deanna
    Dec 30, 2018
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 3.5 Stars With such an awesome title and cover I was immediately interested in getting my hands on this novel. The description was intriguing. ? The Mothers meets An American Marriage in this dazzling ...
  • Christine
    Jun 16, 2019
    First of all, A+ for the fantastic title and bookcover! Props to whoever is responsible for these. This is a very good book, especially for a debut novel. I was intrigued to see author Anissa Gray?s biography. She is an award-winning journalist, first with Reuters; and now as a wr...
  • Jen
    Mar 23, 2019
    Sisters, mothers, relationship struggles. When the eldest sister is imprisoned, the family disintegrates. There is blaming and forgiving, redemption and healing. Good writing but overall, for me, this was just an ok read. Also, I think the title is too long! 3.5 ? Sisters, mo...
  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    Feb 16, 2019
    "Sometimes life can pull a lot out of you... Just squeeze you dry. And if you don't have a way to get back whatever's good and precious to you, it's like losing your soul." An emotional, touching and heartfelt debut from Anissa Gray. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Feb 20, 2019
    An emotional family story. In the opening scene of The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls, Althea, the female head of her family, is in jail and awaiting a trial. We quickly learn some backstory on the Butler family. Althea is the oldest of her siblings, and when her mother p...
  • Brandice
    Nov 19, 2018
    The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls is a story of Family - Family drama and family secrets. The Butler family consisted of 2 parents and 4 children, 3 daughters: Althea, Viola and Lillian, and one son, Joe. Their mother dies when they are still young, and their father i...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Feb 19, 2019
    Wow! This book was thick with dysfunction, grief, guilt, and love! When I finish this book I did not know what to think, I was emotionally exhausted and I needed to let this book simmer for a while. I needed to process the pain and the emotion I had just experienced. Anissa Gray ha...
  • Holly  B
    Feb 13, 2019
    Between 3.5 and 4 Stars A debut novel that highlights family relationships and the how the past affects the future. There is a lot going on in this family and there are quite a few characters, so it took a bit for me to get everyone sorted. We learn that the Butler children had a...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Nov 18, 2018
    Extraordinary, powerful & moving! THE CARE AND FEEDING OF RAVENOUSLY HUNGRY GIRLS by ANISSA GRAY is an absolutely fabulous, raw, heartfelt and moving novel that immediately grabbed my attention with that extremely intriguing opening line. The writing style hooked me immediately,...
  • Kendall
    Feb 04, 2019
    Happy pub day to this beautiful book :) Anissa Gray brilliantly captures the true meaning of family. The darkness, the light, and what encompasses the bind as a family. I truly was left a mess after finishing this book and was completely wowed by Anissa's talent as a writer. A ...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Feb 17, 2019
    DNF at 30% (page 89). This book lacks teeth; it has no bite. It alternates between the first-person perspective of three sisters who are reflecting on one sister?s incarceration and how the entire family has been affected by her imprisonment, but all three voices are so similar they ...
  • Katie B
    Sep 14, 2018
    Wow, even though I have read a ton of books on complicated family relationships, this one was just on a different level. Really impressive debut novel. When married couple Althea and Proctor are arrested, the town is outraged that the two,once widely respected, could violate their t...
  • Tammy
    Dec 02, 2018
    The incarceration of a respected husband and wife leaves them in disgrace and their two daughters in the care of the wife?s sisters. This family is, indeed, starving but not in the literal sense. Some are starving for forgiveness. Others are starving for the feeling of belonging. The...
  • Miranda Reads
    Jan 02, 2019
    She's never been good to me. She's always been different with me. The Butler family - Althea, Viola, Lillian and Joe - had a rough childhood. They've each managed to escape but not without scars. Althea, powerful and dominating, pulled her younger siblings up and out from squ...