Search Results: "Joshilyn Jackson"


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SOMEONE ELSE'S LOVE STORY by Joshilyn Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"A surprising novel, both graceful and tender. You won't be able to put it down."
Jackson's novel perfectly captures the flavor and rhythm of Southern life as a young woman preparing for college finds herself caught up in a real-life drama. Read full book review >

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BACKSEAT SAINTS by Joshilyn Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2010

"Jackson's sprightly prose and charismatic characters offer readers a rollicking good time along with the typical bromides about domestic abuse."
An oddly cheerful story about two generations of battered wives who eventually fight back. Read full book review >

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THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE by Joshilyn Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A searing yet ultimately uplifting look at broken people who heal themselves and each other through forgiveness, love, and the power of stories."
A tough divorce lawyer with a troubled past is forced to revisit her childhood when she discovers her estranged mother is probably dead and may have left another child behind. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING by Joshilyn Jackson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2008

"An entertaining but shallow spin on a Southern Gothic."
Ghosts, more figurative that literal, haunt Jackson's third novel (Between, Georgia, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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JACKSON by Max Byrd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"But the zeitgeist is embodied to perfection, and the result is a truly, and substantially, entertaining tale."
In some ways a sequel to his well-researched Jefferson (1993), Byrd's latest is a superior novel to that earlier effort—lusty and lively in its view of the American political scene, circa 1828, yet also keenly aware of the underlying issues gripping the nation as it expanded westward. Read full book review >

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THE ALMOST SISTERS by Joshilyn Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A satisfying, entertaining read from an admired writer who deserves to be a household name."
Jackson (The Opposite of Everyone, 2016, etc.) has written another spirited page-turner set in a new South still haunted by the ghosts of the old. Read full book review >

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A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY by Joshilyn Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2012

"Snappy dialogue with a Southern twang, spiritual uplift and undeniably likable characters—'Quirky Cute' at its best."
Jackson (Backseat Saints, 2010, etc.) sticks with her specialty—plucky Southern women who overcome male ill treatment from their past—in this novel about a grandmother, daughter and granddaughter who confront a suddenly uncovered family secret. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN, GEORGIA by Joshilyn Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2006

"Evocative and lovingly crafted."
A long-standing family feud threatens to destroy a southern town. Read full book review >

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GODS IN ALABAMA by Joshilyn Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2005

"A likable new talent chained to a creaky old plot."
Date-rape and murder color the life of a high-school sophomore. Years later, she returns to her hometown to exorcise the demons, in a first novel based on delayed revelations. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The frequent, lengthy narrative asides, meant to be funny, will only add to readers' confusion and frustration. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this absurd adventure, insecure sixth grader Jackson falls into his Great Aunt Harriett's enormous hair. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A provocative portrait sure to win as many fans and detractors as its red-hot subject."
A well-rounded treatment of one of baseball's most celebrated and controversial figures. Read full book review >

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SHIRLEY JACKSON by Ruth Franklin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A consistently interesting biography that deftly captures the many selves and multiple struggles of a true American original."
An engaging, sympathetic portrait of the writer who found the witchery in huswifery. Read full book review >