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By Kim McLarin

After a sequence of annoying own transitions, Grace Jefferson reveals herself in a brand new condominium in a brand new urban and in a brand new occupation for which she feels dangerously unsuited: a stay-at-home mother. an informed and entire smooth girl, a toddler of the Civil Rights dream, she is stuck among the one versions of mothering she has ever known—a sharecropping grandmother who deserted her kids to save lots of herself and a mom who sacrificed all to avoid wasting her kids—as she struggles to discover a center flooring. yet because the days move and the pressures mount, Grace starts off to seize herself in small acts of abandonment that she fears might foretell a destiny she is powerless to avoid . . . or maybe secretly seeks.

Jump on the Sun is a singular approximately an setting apart suburban lifestyles and the continued legacy of slavery, approximately generational swap and the cost of residing the dream for which our mom and dad fought. In her daring and fearless voice, Kim McLarin explores either the highs and lows of being a mom, and the way breaking the cycle of suffocation and remorse, whereas infuriatingly tough, is admittedly valuable.

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