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The Magnificent Life of Gravvy Brown

4.5  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Paperback, 350 pages
Published September 28th 2011 by Intelligent Consulting
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Rosemarie
Feb 02, 2014 Rosemarie rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I laughed and cried rooting for mama. She had such a hard life, but she reached her goal. I loved little Gravvy, so sad at the tragic ending. 5 Stars plus
Devaughn Lilly
Sep 03, 2012 Devaughn Lilly rated it it was amazing
A wonderful look at the American mind frame and the human condition.. A fabulous read.
Joey Pinkney
Aug 02, 2012 Joey Pinkney rated it it was amazing
The Magnificent Life of Gravvy Brown by Devaughn Lilly is non stop action in a historical context. Born just before the Roaring 20s, Gravvy Brown went on the be the youngest person in Louisiana history to be executed for murder and the first person to be executed by the electric chair - just three days before his twenty-first birthday.

Set as a frame story, The Magnificent Life of Gravvy Brown is Gravvy Brown's conveyance of three generations of his family's history to a reporter looking to get h
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Cheryl Durham
Apr 16, 2016 Cheryl Durham rated it liked it
The Magnificent Life of Gravvy Brown was a page turner and told through the eyes of a son. The author carefully takes you on a journey that acquaints you with the good as well as bad times of a family (whose matriarch's name was Annadelle Rose Brown). He also gives you the opportunity to see her son stand trial for her murder.

The story takes place in Louisiana during the early 1900s. Annadelle Rose Brown is the product of a forbidden interracial relationship. Her mother lavished her with everyth
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OOSA
Aug 05, 2012 OOSA rated it it was amazing
Truly Magnificent

Gravvy Brown is the son of Annadelle Rose Brown. His mother had a rough start. Hard work and determination drove her to stardom. Rose made sure Gravvy and his brother, Bos, wanted for nothing. They grew up as equals. She revealed some secrets that changed everyone's lives. How will the truth affect this family?

Devaughn Lilly does an excellent job of taking you on a journey through the eyes of Gravvy Brown in “The Magnificent Life of Gravvy Brown.” You feel all the emotions. The
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Karen
Aug 10, 2012 Karen rated it it was amazing
Devaughn Lily has written a wonderful story of a man on death row. The attention to details brings the reader into the life of Gravvy Brown and the choices he has made in his life. A very well written book that draws the reader in from the beginning to the end in which you feel you know the characters personally.

A page turner from the beginning to the end.
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