Anissa Gray is a Senior Editor at CNN Worldwide and a contributor to Emmy and DuPont-Columbia award-winning coverage of some of the most consequential stories of our time. She began her career at Reuters as a reporter, based in New York, covering business news and international finance. Born in St. Joseph, Michigan, Gray studied English and American literature at New York University. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her wife.
Identity and Family: Three Novels about Finding Self in the Mix
In Soniah Kamal's Unmarriageable, a retelling of Pride and Prejudice, the Binat sisters are deep in the world of nuptial intrigue. The sisters in Lynn Cullen's fictional Summit Avenue contend with the ties that bind families, for better or for worse. And the sisters in Anissa Gray's The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls navigate the trials of unexpected happenings that reveal the heart and core of their family. Join these three novelists and hear about how they found their characters in the mix of family.
Ariel Hart lives in Decatur and is a reporter on health care issues at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She also is one of three sisters.
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls
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. BUY THIS BOOK!