Baby of the Family [Tina McElroy Ansa] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Baby of the Family by Ansa, Tina McElroy. [] Paperback. Complete summary of Tina McElroy Ansa’s Baby of the Family. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Baby of the Family. Born in in a private blacks-only hospital in rural Georgia, Lena is the third child and longed-for first daughter of Nellie and Jonah, who own the local bar.

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Rachel imparts fammily story as a runaway slave and ends with a command for Lena: Her fifth novel, Taking After Mudeara sequel to her bestselling Ugly Ways, will be the lead title on DownSouth Presss first list in the fall of The story telling is so good that it never gets old.

Tina McPherson is born in the Black hospital of a small town in Georgia with a caul over her face, and is from day one recognized as a “special” child. I actually found myself wanting to know more about other characters, as they were more interesting than the mediocre clips into Lena’s teenage years. Common terms and phrases ain’t arms beach birth caul boys braids brothers caul chair child chinaberry colored crazy damn dark Delores door dress eyes face father feel feet floor tiha Frank Petersen front ghosts girl’s gonna Grandmama grandmother Gwen hair hand head heard hot comb I’m real Jonah kitchen laughed legs Lena Horne Lena knew Lena thought Lena’s mother little girl looked mama Mamie Martin de Porres Miss Lizzie morning mouth Mulberry Nellie Nellie’s never night Nurse Bloom old lady old nurse panties Piggly-Wiggly pink Mcelriy Pleasant Hill porch pretty pulled Rachel Sarah screamed seemed shoulders side sitting smell smile sound standing station wagon stood stopped street sure bany tell things Tina McElroy Ansa tiny told took tried turned veil voice walked wanted window woman women Yamacraw Yeah.


Showing of 19 reviews. This page was last edited on 20 Juneat That would have been too bad, because while I can’t say it set my world on fire, it was thoroughly enjoyable, and a little on the enchanting side. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The first few chapters dealt with Lena’s sixth sense and I was captivated.

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I really really really LOVE this book. I must’ve read it at least 5 times. One of my favorite scenes in this book is mceelroy she tells her hyper children that they were making her very azzhole quiver.

Baby of the Family

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Lena will be raised in a dichotomy of places.

The sequel, on the other hand I Fan With In the meantime, you can pf the entire review at Smorgasbook Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Open Preview See a Problem? No eBook available Amazon. Although I think the author did a great job with imagery and detailed description, I was somewhat slightly disappointed with the plot. It was a very interesting story about a special little girl who grew up a little confused and a little scared because she could see things others couldn’t.


Tina Ansa, “Baby of the Ansz. I suppose they cut their African American fiction list down? She represents the old culture of West Africa including the high spirituality Surrency. Selected pages Title Page. See all 19 reviews. Lena, the baby of a well off black family, is born with a veil over her face and the power to see ghosts.

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Paperbackpages. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt- Fiction – pages. Nov 17, Shawn rated it really liked it. There were some parts of the book that were like whoa! I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Jul 22, Ronald Wise rated it really liked it. Simons Island, Georgia where she and her husband collaborate on making movies. Once they become friends, Lena realizes she has more interest in her environment, thus more interest in her identity, than she has a fear of ghosts Boettcher.

Lena is truly one of a kind. Sep 19, Elise rated it liked it. Nurse Brown takes steps to protect her from the evil aspects of this specialness, but her mother, not believing in the “old ways”, sabotages her efforts. This was a very good book. Ansa is a great author.