Jaybird’s Song

By Kathy Wilson Florence

Josie Flint os about to turn 50 and she is having difficulty dealing with the future as well as the past. Her beloved Grandmother, Annie Jo, passes away. Josie reflects on her childhood in Atlanta and the events that helped shape her into the person she has become. The book alternates between the 1960s and the early 2000s. We see Josie’s love for her father who calls her Jaybird. She is truly a daddy’s girl. Devastated by her father’s death and the circumstances she struggles to find her footing and depends even more on her grandmother. She faces desegregation and racial issues in the south as a teen. After the death of her grandmother she faces yet another heartache as secrets from the past are uncovered.

I loved this book. I remembered so many things and places from the 1960s Atlanta. It brought back many memories of my childhood.

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