Apron Strings Trilogy

2 books in series
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Apron Strings Summary

At seven years old, Sallee Mackey is wary of the grown-ups that populate her Southern world-especially her mother, Ginny-and with good reason.

Ginny is flat out dangerous and not the kind of dangerous that threatens mortal harm, though at times death might be preferred. It's far worse than that, especially if you cross her in one of her moods. Sallee learns early on to rely on stealth and a watchful eye-skills absolutely essential to living with her family. The one grown-up exception might be Ethel, the black maid who has been with the family for two generations. But even Ethel has secrets.

Ethel and Ginny's relationship goes back to girlhood. While Ginny has conveniently forgotten that fact, Sallee hasn't. Like a hound on a scent, Sallee questions Ethel constantly about the mysteries of their shared history. Only Mr. Dabney, the bigoted neighbor next door knows that he, too, shares in that same past.

As martial and neighborhood tensions rise, the family is beset with a number of menacing events, and Sallee discovers growing schisms inside her own home. Her parents' marriage dissolves, and Joe Mackey, Sallee's father, asks Ethel to testify on his behalf in a custody suit. Ethel's conflicted loyalties threaten to destroy not only herself but the children she loves.

©2011 Mary Morony (P)2014 Westropp Press
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  • Book 1

    • Apron Strings

    • By: Mary Morony
    • Narrated by: Wendy Hilton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ginny is flat out dangerous and not the kind of dangerous that threatens mortal harm, though at times death might be preferred. It's far worse than that, especially if you cross her in one of her moods. Sallee learns early on to rely on stealth and a watchful eye-skills absolutely essential to living with her family. The one grown-up exception might be Ethel, the black maid who has been with the family for two generations. But even Ethel has secrets.

    Regular price: £14.39

  • Book 2

    • Done Growed Up

    • Apron Strings Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Mary Morony
    • Narrated by: Wendy Hilton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ethel, a black maid in a racist world - the true heart and soul of the Mackey Family - is the children's only constant as she fights her own numerous demons. Twelve-year-old Sallee struggles to understand the world with little enlightenment from the adults around her. Her older sister Stuart, a college student in New York City, finally escaped the South and drama of her family only to succumb to the terrible temptations of urban life.

    Regular price: £20.99