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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Lena, the baby of a well off black family, is born with a veil over her face and the power to see ghosts. I wish there were more than there are. Ansa is an extremely gifted writer. Get fast, free oof with Amazon Prime. No eBook available Amazon. Aug 27, Ramona Terry rated it it was amazing.

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Most memorable chapter is “Hair” – Lena was whippin” her hair back and forth inlong before Willow was a gleam in either Will or Ov eye. From the moment of her birth in a rural black hospital in Georgia, Lena McPherson is recognized as a special child, with the power to see ghosts and predict the future.


But I wish there were dozens and I had them all.

Baby of the Family

Selected pages Title Page. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Feb 17, Dacia rated it it was amazing. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Retrieved from ” https: Wish I had discovered this story much earlier. From the moment of her birth in a rural black hospital in Georgia, Lena McPherson is recognized as a special child, with the power to see ghosts and predict the future.

Ansa launched an independent publishing company, DownSouth Press, with its focus on African-American literature — fiction and nonfiction. Amazon Oof Refurbished products with a warranty. In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook 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 Account Options Sign in.

Ansa is a great author. Tina McPherson is born in the Black hospital of a small town in Georgia with a melroy over her face, and is from day one recognized as a “special” child. Baby of the Family Harvest Book.

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And we can see that even though she is only three years old, the gift of her caul has given her a surprisingly powerful intellect that allows her to almost narrate ths herself the strange events she witnesses.


Or perhaps the fact that these are more fantasy than fiction in places limits their appeal to some? Borders doesn’t even have the ISBN in their catalog!!

This was a definit I have had this book for many years and never finished it. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. There are strong correlations in both texts under discussion to the duplicity of the caul.

D Ronald rated it liked it Aug 25, Nov 17, Shawn rated it really liked it.

Lena wants to give up this seemingly feeble attempt to assert her position and she wishes to just be normal, but her grandmother will not let her: There were some parts of the book that were like whoa! I like how the chapters were broken down into either an event, a person, or a set subject and just focused on that part of Lena’s life.

This was a very good book.