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Claiming Georgia Tate

Gigi Amateau


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Hardcover (5/24/2005)


"It’s rare and exciting to discover a talented new writer like Gigi Amateau." — Judy Blume

Twelve-year-old Georgia Tate wishes she could stay home in Mississippi forever with her preacher granddaddy and her best friend Ginger. After losing her nana to a heart attack, she desperately wishes she could tell her granddaddy why she can’t possibly move in with Daddy — about the things he does that make her feel so ashamed. With a vivid narrative voice, Gigi Amateau tells an unflinching tale of a sensitive girl caught in the trauma of incestuous abuse. But it is also a story of survival — an ode to the solace of family, the mercy of strangers, and the possibility of hope and healing.

Candlewick, 9780763633110, 208pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2007

About the Author

Gigi Amateau is the author of Macadoo of the Maury River, Chancey of the Maury River, Dante of the Maury River, Come August, Come Freedom and A Certain Strain of Peculiar. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.