Thursday, July 9, 2015

Gone Crazy In Alabama

Gone Crazy In Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia, 293 pages

This third and finally book about the Gaither sisters was really terrific.  Delphine, Vonetta and Fern are in Alabama this summer, visiting their grandmother and Great-grandmother, Big Ma and Ma Charles.  They find out a lot of interesting family history, such as they have both white and Native American ancestry.  Also, their great grandmother has a half-sister because their great-great-grandfather was married to two women at the same time.  Ma Charles and her half-sister, Miss Trotter, don't speak to each other directly but argue and fight through their grandchildren who travel between their two houses.  They clearly love their relationship as is.   Delphine wants to see the two of them get together but it may take a tragedy for that to happen.  Funny and realistic, this is a great historical novel about sisters and family for kids.

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