By- Kaye Gibbons
Do you ever think your momma would kill herself and your daddy would die of an alcohol overdose?
Become a parent to a child who needs you now more than ever...
"Ellen Foster, like another American classic, Hucklebery Finn, is for all its high comedy ultimately a serious fable of personal and collective responsibility." -OPRAH.COM
"What might have been grim, melodramatic material in the hands of a less talented author is instead filled with lively humor ("I was too smart to let somebody find me living with a dead lady the second time around," Ellen says after her grandmother dies), compassion and intimacy. This short novel focuses on Ellen's strengths rather than her victimization, presenting a memorable heroine who rescues herself." -ALICE HOFFMAN
"It's the real thing. Which is to say: a lovely, breathtaking, sometimes heart-wrenching first novel." -WALKER PERCY