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Betty

Betty

A stunning, lyrical novel set in the rolling foothills of the Appalachians in which a young girl discovers stark truths that will haunt her for the rest of her life.

"A girl comes of age against the knife."

So begins the story of Betty Carpenter. Born in a bathtub in 1954 to a Cherokee father and white mother, Betty is the sixth of eight siblings. The world they inhabit is one of poverty and violence--both from outside the family, and also, devastatingly, from within. The lush landscape, rich with birdsong, wild fruit, and blazing stars, becomes a kind of refuge for Betty, but when her family's darkest secrets are brought to light, she has no choice but to reckon with the brutal history hiding in the hills, as well as the heart-wrenching cruelties and incredible characters she encounters in her rural town of Breathed, Ohio.

But despite the hardship she faces, Betty is resilient. Her curiosity about the natural world, her fierce love for her sisters, and her father's brilliant stories are kindling for the fire of her own imagination, and in the face of all she bears witness to, Betty discovers an escape: she begins to write. She recounts the horrors of her family's past and present with pen and paper and buries them deep in the dirt--moments that has stung her so deeply, she could not tell them, until now.

Inspired by the life of her own mother, Tiffany McDaniel sets out to free the past by telling this heartbreaking yet magical story--a remarkable novel that establishes her as one of the freshest and most important voices in American fiction.

Titulo:Betty
Idioma de edición:English
ISBN:9780525657071
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Tiffany McDaniel is a novelist, poet, and visual artist born and raised in Ohio. She is the author of The Summer That Melted Everything and BETTY.


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  • karen

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! HEYYY YOU GUYS!!!! IT'S AVAILABLE!!!i enjoyed The Summer that Melted Everything a bunch, but Betty; a standalone with spillover into TSTME, has so much more weight. i remember bits an...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    More than five-star worthy, my favorite book of summer 2020. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ I read and loved The Summer That Melted Everything when it published four years ago. Incidentally, I wo...

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

    4+ strong stars for this unforgettable story!This is a story about family. Betty is the daughter of a white mother and Cherokee father. Of all her siblings, Betty develops the most physical traits of ...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

    Tiffany McDaniel has joined us for a spoiler-free Q & A in our Behind the Pages and gave us some great insight into Betty's story and her journey to getting her story of the shelves. Don't miss readin...

  • Karen

    This will be among my favorite reads of this year!The story is based on the life of the author’s mother.This is a coming of age story set in the rolling hills of Ohio.A young white woman and a young...

  • ? A ?

    There were many dark and horrific scenes in this book but there was also so much beauty in Betty.✨Full review is up on my blog✨ « Thank you to the publishers for sending me this copy for review ...

  • Edward Lorn

    BETTY, by Tiffany McDaniel, will be a book that will bring forth reviews loaded with what will seem like hyperbole. Then you'll read it for yourself and understand that no one is exagerrating when the...

  • Cheri

    ’I’m a child, only as tall as my father’s shotgun…When I sit next to him, I can feel the summer heat coming off his skin like he’s just another tin roof on a hot day.’Her mother tells her ...

  • Irena BookDustMagic

    Trigger warning: this book talks about racism, have graphic scenes about bullying and violence, talks about child loss, abuse, suicide, and also has homophobic lines that are part of the story.Back in...

  • Elle

    I’m left utterly breathless. What an immense story contained within a singular family. I don’t know if there’s a way to adequately prepare someone to go into this novel, but here I’ll do my be...

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