Ugly Ways by Tina McElroy Ansa

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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.
 

About Tina McElroy Ansa

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Tina McElroy Ansa is the author of Baby of the Family, The Hand I Fan With, and You Know Better. A frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she can be seen on the CBS News Sunday Morning segment "Postcards from Georgia." She lives with her husband on St. Simons Island, Georgia.
 
Published January 17, 1995 by Mariner Books. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Tormented by a mother whose belief that ``she was above the laws of God and man,'' to say nothing of her habit of gardening only by moonlight, caused tongues to wag all over town, the Lovejoy girls nevertheless grew up to forge successful, independent lives while their father faded into the backg...

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A trio of African American sisters reunite for their mother's funeral in this sometimes poignant but often tedious second novel by the author of Baby of the Family . Joining their father in Mulberry,

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The author of Baby of the Family unfolds the story of three African American sisters reunited by the death of their domineering mother.

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A trio of African American sisters reunite for their mother's funeral in this sometimes poignant but often tedious second novel by the author of Baby of the Family .

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