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.

Althea, the eldest sister and substitute matriarch, is a force to be reckoned with and her younger sisters have alternately appreciated and chafed at her strong will. They are as stunned as the rest of the small community when she and her husband Proctor are arrested, and in a heartbeat the family goes from one of the most respected in town to utter disgrace. The worst part is, not even her sisters are sure exactly what happened.

As Althea awaits her fate, Lillian and Viola must come together in the house they grew up in to care for their sister’s teenage daughters. What unfolds is a stunning portrait of the heart and core of an American family in a story that is as page-turning as it is important.

Title:The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls
ISBN:9781984802439

    The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls Reviews

  • Miranda Reads

    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. Al...

  • Angela M

    4+ starsFamilies 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. ...

  • Susanne  Strong

    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 t...

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*

    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 w...

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

    "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...

  • Diane S ?

    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 w...

  • Deanna

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...3.5 StarsWith such an awesome title and cover I was immediately interested in getting my hands on this novel. The description wa...

  • karen

    #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 be...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    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 dolla...

  • Larry H

    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 sc...