June Spence. Change Baby. New York: Riverhead, 2004

When Avie Goss returns to her hometown, the fictional Regina, N.C., to care for her elderly mother, she finds more than she had expected. The simple family relationships that she had known growing up turn out to be much more complicated than she had thought. The story is told from the alternating viewpoints of Avie, her mother Zephra, and Zephra’s close friend Mabry. As Avie untangles family mysteries, changes loom in her own life when she begins dating a local minister.

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Filed under 2000-2009, 2004, Novels Set in Fictional Places, Spence, June

One Response to June Spence. Change Baby. New York: Riverhead, 2004

  1. Marjorie Neufer

    Enjoyed this book. Ms. Spence’s writing style has continuity while interchanging narrators. She maintains the secrets, yet alludes to them showing the reader there is more to come. I especially admire the way she handled the relinquishing of a baby, and the personal and social attitudes toward that. I look forward to more stories from Ms. Spence.