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ᠰ Best new The Almost Sisters: A Novel ⚣ Kindle Ebook Author Joshilyn Jackson ⚻

ᠰ Best new The Almost Sisters: A Novel ⚣ Kindle Ebook Author Joshilyn Jackson ⚻ ᠰ Best new The Almost Sisters: A Novel ⚣ Kindle Ebook Author Joshilyn Jackson ⚻ Leia, a self proclaimed superhero comics dork, narrates this light dark Southern story of family, race, and belonging with affection, humor, and well timed profanity, bound to please fans of the best selling authors six previous novels Both literary and womens fiction readers will appreciate Leias smart sassy narrative Library Journal starred review The Almost Sisters is a book only Joshilyn Jackson could have written I was swept up by her inimitable voice from the very first page she deftly combines such unexpected subjects as superheroes, single motherhood, race, and the impact of long buried secrets Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Liar, Temptress, Solider, Spy In a story of incredible love and bravery, Jackson lasers through the weathered grace and mossy tradition of the contemporary south to explode its comic book dualism with blistering geniusImagine Flannery OConnor in a Wonder Woman suit, and youll get close to the big heart of this brilliant book Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine and How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky Beautifully written, fascinating and deep, The Opposite of Everyone is another must read novel by Jackson Jackson has done a phenomenal job of weaving the past with the present and unfolding the story layer after layer This is a masterfully written tale that readers cannot put down RT Book Reviews top pick , THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE Jackson delivers another quirky, Southern based, character driven novel that combines exquisite writing, vivid personalities, and imaginative storylines while subtly contemplating race, romance, family, and self A searing yet ultimately uplifting look at broken people who heal themselves and each other through forgiveness, love, and the power of stories Kirkus Reviews starred review , THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE The unconventional characters in Jacksons books often provide thought provoking studies of love and loyalty this must read also contemplates the transformative power of storytelling New York Times Book Review, THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE Witty, cleverly constructed and including a truly surprising twist, Someone Elses Love Story turns out to be a nuanced exploration of faith, family and the things we do for love People 3 stars , SOMEONE ELSE S LOVE STORY Jackson has written another spirited page turner A satisfying, entertaining read from an admired writer who deserves to be a household name Kirkus Reviews starred review on The Almost Sisters Only Joshilyn Jackson can present such serious issues with so much humor and humanity, making us consider just how far we might go to protect the ones we love Brunonia Barry, NY Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader The Fifth Petal A vibrant, sharp and humorous read, brimming with relatable subplots, high energy scenes and overt superhero references The author deftly succeeds in writing a book within a book, each one beautifully complementing the other Atlanta Journal Constitution Jackson offers here than a great plot with relatable, memorable characters and crazy storylines This cleverly crafted, original tale centers on racism and the dichotomy of the South, as well as complicated familial relationships and elderly care In other words, she writes fictional tales about real life Fredericksburg.comWITH EMPATHY, GRACE, HUMOR, AND PIERCING INSIGHT, THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GODS IN ALABAMA PENS A POWERFUL, EMOTIONALLY RESONANT NOVEL OF THE SOUTH THAT CONFRONTS THE TRUTH ABOUT FAMILY, RACE, AND THE DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN PERCEPTION AND REALITYTHE STORIES WE TELL OURSELVES ABOUT OUR ORIGINS AND WHO WE REALLY ARESuperheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggss weakness One tequila soaked night at a comic book convention, the usually level headed graphic novel artist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman She remembers he was tall, black, and an excellent French kisserbut not much else.It turns out the Caped Crusader has left her with than just a fond, fuzzy memory That pink plus sign on the stick isnt wrong shes having a babyan unexpected but not unhappy development She always wanted to fall in love and have a child, but as a young woman, she learned exactly what betrayal felt like Now shes thirty eight and dead single, having walkedno, runaway from every man she might have married, trying to avoid loss, regrets.Before Leia can break the news of her impending single motherhood including the fact that her baby is biracial to her conventional lily white Southern family, her perfect stepsister Rachels marriage implodes Leia wants to help, but Rachel is married to the very man who broke her heart all those years ago Worse, she learns her beloved ninety year old grandmother, Birchie, has been hiding her rapidly progressing dementia with the help of her lifelong best friend, Wattie Birchie is Leias only living paternal relative, a proper yet fierce woman who has long lived by her own rules in Birchville, Alabama, the small town her family founded generations back Now this grande dame has started a row at the church fish fry that has set every tongue wagging, pitted neighbor against neighbor, and made it plain to Leia that her grandmother needs some serious looking after.Heading seven hundred miles south, Leia plans to put Birchies affairs in order, clean out the big Victorian that has been in the Birch family for generations, and break the news of her blessed event Yet just when Leia thinks shes got it all under control, she learns that illness is not the only thing Birchies been hiding Tucked away in a trunk in the attic is a dangerous secret with roots that reach all the way back to the Civil War Its exposure threatens the familys freedom and future, and will change everything about how Leia sees herself and her sister, her unborn son and the possibilities of his absent father, and the warm and friendlyyet deeply flawed and contradictoryworld she thinks she knows.Enchanting, wry, honest, and hopeful, The Almost Sisters compels us to explore our own origins and the stories we tell ourselves. 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    • The Almost Sisters: A Novel
    • 4.5
    • 860
    • Hardcover
    • 357 pages
    • B01M3QYT9U
    • Joshilyn Jackson
    • English
    • 13 January 2017

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