Going Down South (Paperback)
From the author of The Middle Sister comes a heartwarming tale of second chances and the unparalleled love between mothers and daughters. When fifteen-year-old Olivia Jean finds herself in the "family way," her mother, Daisy, who has never been very maternal, springs into action. Daisy decides that Olivia Jean can't stay in New York and whisks her away to her grandmother's farm in Alabama to have the baby-even though Daisy and her mother, Birdie, have been estranged for years. When they arrive, Birdie lays down the law: Sure, her granddaughter can stay, but Daisy will have to stay as well. Though Daisy is furious, she has no choice. Now, under one little roof in the 1960s Deep South, three generations of spirited, proud women are forced to live together. One by one, they begin to lose their inhibitions and share their secrets. And as long-guarded truths emerge, a baby is born-a child with the power to turn these virtual strangers into a real, honest-to-goodness family.
Praise for Going Down South: "Long live Olivia Jean, Daisy, and Birdie These three daughters, mothers, and women are smart, feisty, and funny. Their stories will break your heart in the very best way. I absolutely loved Going Down South "
--Carleen Brice, author of Orange Mint and Honey
About the Author
Bonnie Glover was born in Florence, Alabama, but grew up in the mean streets of Brooklyn's East New York, where her book The Middle Sister is set. She attended Rafael Cordero Junior High School and John Dewey High School, both in Brooklyn. She obtained a BS degree at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida, and eventually a law degree from the Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. She currently works for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Regional Counsel. She lives in Pembroke Pines, Florida, with her husband, Craig, and two sons, Matt and Ben.