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The story begins in the Caribbean island of Grenada. Jessica Farrow is a hardworking and intelligent student bringing great pride to her grandmother, Hilda Thorne, who is the only mother she has ever known. Her own mother died when Jessica was three years old. The Bailey family next door is like her 'extended family'.
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While attending high school, Jessica lives in the town with her father and stepmother, Ian and Albertine Farrow. Albertine's aversion to Jessica erupts when Jessica becomes pregnant. Through thick and thin her grandmother stands by her. She helps with the twins when they are born. She encourages Jessica to follow her friend, Madge Bailey, and immigrate to Canada.
In Canada, Jessica faces many challenges. Life seems to be improving when that 'little lie' told to immigration authorities years ago comes back to haunt her. Will Jessica ever reunite with her children? Does she ever see her grandmother again? This book reveals the obstacles that confront this family.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Family, loving relations    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   grandma Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Pregnancy/Child rearing    -   Yes Major part of story:    -   custody fight

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () The Americas (not US):    -   Yes Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Caribbean Islands

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