Momma: Gone

By: Nina Foxx
Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: Fiction, African-American
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Shortlisted for a Doctorow Award in Innovative Fiction

"Momma set me on the jukebox." 

So begins the personal story of Denise (Sweetie) Wooten, set between a post-civil rights era New York City and a growing but stale rural Alabama. We are thrust in the midst of a family longing for normalcy, but instead struggling with illness and all that comes with it - denial, anger, misunderstanding, and love. As cultures clash, we see the family through a child's eyes and walk with her as she makes sense of war fought far away, but with effects close to home, and a tragedy that changes her life forever. More truth than not, Momma: Gone is a classic American story of overcoming life's misfortunes to find the bloom on the other side.

©2014 Nina Foxx (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Exceptional, writing is sensitive & realistic

Not to be missed story of a young girl dealing with loss. Author creates a compelling picture. I cared what happened to Sweetie and Little Man. At one point I found myself yelling at the audiobook, "leave them with me".

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  • 07-01-19

A bit of a thin story

Narration is ok but the story was a bit thin for me...i found it hard to get into but it does pick up towards the end. Written from a child's perspective, it just seemed... childish and it didn't captivate me.