“In the inspiring novel Betty, Tiffany McDaniel shares a tough and gritty story based primarily on her mother’s upbringing. Brimming with a sense of magic in the natural world set against the cruelty and violence within her family, Betty walks us through a childhood filled with both good and evil, and shows us that one can survive and come out the other side in one piece, fractured and whole at the same time. A book that should be read by all.”Annie Philbrick, Bank Square Books
“This book is stunning in every way. There is a peaceful beauty as Betty describes her family and the places they live, finally settling in Breathed, Ohio. But, page by page, the story grows dark as we learn the truth—and myths—that shape their lives. Betty’s father is Cherokee, her mother white, and Betty, one of eight siblings, is dark-skinned, distained by society. But it is her family that will bring her the most pain. There are characters and moments in this novel I will never forget, that pull at me still. There are descriptions that are so beautiful, heartbreaking and uniquely Betty, that I read them two and three times just to take in their wisdom and magnificence. Tiffany McDaniel has written a story about living through grief, and finding stories that help and destroy us. It’s not a light-hearted novel. You must be ready for Betty, ready to have your heart broken, and healed.”Sarah, Loganberry Books
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