... wonderful ... [The book's] remarkable craftsmanship and honest, pure tone make it an absolute pleasure to read ... The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls has an unforgettable force. Gray possesses the ability to avoid judging her flawed, utterly human characters, who are without exception crafted from the heart.
Engrossing and moving ... Alternating among each sister’s perspective, the story unravels at a measured pace, deliciously feeding the reader surprises about the past and present throughout. This is a good choice for readers who enjoyed Caroline Leavitt’s Cruel Beautiful World (2016), Tayari Jones’ An American Marriage (2018), and other family dramas.
...[a] luminous debut ... There is no redemption story for Althea and Proctor, no lemonade made out of lemons, and that’s part of what makes Gray’s novel such a compelling read ... Each of the three Butler sisters narrates their own stories, and Gray handles the switching between their points of view superbly. Care and Feeding is a precise study of how each member of a family works through its demons when long-kept secrets are unearthed.