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Family Tree the Novel: Family Tree

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“Family Tree” by literary fiction novelist Andrea N. Carr with a different family saga. This author chose to use the main character Angel, as her alias. This powerful story combines memoir and creative writing to uncover dark secrets with suspense and pacing that is in comparison to Raymond Carver.

She went to jail and found freedom. Arrested on a minor drug charge when found inside of her car after, giving a ride to a friend. Angel is given a court date then released on her own recognizance. But, it is discovered there is a no bail hold on her to appear for a traffic bench warrant.

Angel is informed she has to be held longer though, she insists this is an error in paperwork from previously being fined for driving on a suspended driver's license.

Angel is less than prepared to deal with what happens next. Being stuck in jail becomes, the least of her worries when she learns that her sister Lady, committed suicide while babysitting her son.

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Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite

Book Review
Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite

Family Tree: The Novel by Andrea N. Carr is a deep and meaningful story about family, getting second chances, and finding your way out of tragedy. Angel makes one mistake that lands her in jail. From behind bars, she is forced to watch and listen to her family falling completely apart while facing the fact that she can do little from her precarious position in jail.

If sympathy were dollars, Angel Harper would have all of mine. It was unbelievable what the character was forced to go through, and the journey along with her was poignant and meaningful. She was a very flawed character, and the majority of the book was spent watching her grow, and figure out how to get her stuff together. One thing that did throw me a bit was how determined Angel was to change not only herself, but her family too.

I would have liked Carr to explore the idea that people can't be forced to change, they must want to change, but that wasn't included as Angel practically barrels her way through her family and ensures that they start acting the way she wants them to. It was interesting to see it play out in fiction form, but I wonder how it would play out in real life. Family Tree is a story about redemption and about change. The characters are compelling and different from your run of the mill cast, and it's a wonderfully meaningful piece that will appeal to anyone with the semblance of a heart.

Family Tree the Novel: Family Tree
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: African American
  • Published: Dec 27, 2014
  • Publisher: Andrea N Carr
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 121 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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