Tiny Forest Book Club
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"What's Mine and Yours" by Naima Coster - "the blurb below is from Jenna Bush-Hagar's book Club. Some of the other synopsis I read tell too much I think. The book moves back and forward through time, which for me took a bit to get used to but you fall into it." Susan Landon
"What's Mine and Yours" started as a short story about Lacey May. "It was a story about the lengths that a mother will go to, to secure a good future for her children," explained Coster. From there, Coster started writing about a second mother, named Jade. "The book really grew from the two mothers, their dreams for themselves and also their dreams for their children," said the second-time novelist. With the two mothers, the author explores how their decisions can ripple through a family for decades. Their stories start in their small North Carolina town, but then expand into other places, as Noelle and Gee grow up and leave home. "We see how families rise and fall together," said Jenna, "I felt like it was really current and also like something I had never read before"