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Ugly Ways by Tina McElroy Ansa
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Reviewed by Kristen (Class of 2012)
Ugly Ways chronicles the experience of three sisters in the wake of their mother's death. Mudear, as they have referred to her since childhood, has always been a figure which inspired her daughters with mixed emotions - fear, longing, gratitude, inadequacy, hatred. Now her spirit lingers on, ripe with criticism of her daughters and their "ugly ways" as they scramble to put together her funeral. It's a story about the bruise left by family, about stereotypes, and about the haunting within our own souls. Anyone who has ever had relatives can relate to this vivid and honest novel. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0156000776, Paperback)

The bestselling tale-powerful, compassionate, humorous-of the three Lovejoy sisters reunited in their hometown of Mulberry, Georgia, on the occasion of their mother’s death. As the emotionally scarred Lovejoys prepare for their mother’s funeral, the spirit of the selfish and manipulative Mudear hovers above them, complaining about her daughters’ “ugly ways” in death as she did in life.

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The three Lovejoy sisters are reunited in their hometown of Mulberry, Georgia, on the occasion of their mother's death. As the emotionally scarred Lovejoys prepare for their mother's funeral, the spirit of the selfish and manipulative Mudear hovers above them, complaining about her daughters' "ugly ways" in death as she did in life.… (more)

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