The Resource The almost sisters, Joshilyn Jackson

The almost sisters, Joshilyn Jackson

Label
The almost sisters
Title
The almost sisters
Statement of responsibility
Joshilyn Jackson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of gods in Alabama pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are. Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs' weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman. It turns out the caped crusader has left her with more than just a nice, fuzzy memory. She's having a baby boy--an unexpected but not unhappy development in the thirty-eight year-old's life. But before Leia can break the news of her impending single-motherhood (including the fact that her baby is biracial) to her conventional, Southern family, her step-sister Rachel's marriage implodes. Worse, she learns her beloved ninety-year-old grandmother, Birchie, is losing her mind, and she's been hiding her dementia with the help of Wattie, her best friend since girlhood. Leia returns to Alabama to put her grandmother's affairs in order, clean out the big Victorian that has been in the Birch family for generations, and tell her family that she's pregnant. Yet just when Leia thinks she's got it all under control, she learns that illness is not the only thing Birchie's been hiding. Tucked in the attic is a dangerous secret with roots that reach all the way back to the Civil War. Its exposure threatens the family's freedom and future, and it will change everything about how Leia sees herself and her sister, her son and his missing father, and the world she thinks she knows"--
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Title
The almost sisters
Creator
Summary
Leia finds her life is spiraling out of control. First she discovers she is pregnant from a one night stand, then she receives a phone call that her beloved grandmother is acting erratically. Meanwhile, she finds her stepsister in the middle of a marital crisis. Returning to her grandmother’s small hometown in Alabama to figure out the future, Leia is confronted by the past including a dark family secret. This is a compelling story about love and family told with humor and charm. Jackson paints a picture of the South that is filled with affection but is also honest. -- Janine Walsh for LibraryReads
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Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • RUSA Reading List, 2018.
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10563416
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DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.A3525
LC item number
A78 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Joshilyn Jackson
The almost sisters, Joshilyn Jackson
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The almost sisters, Joshilyn Jackson
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780062105714
Lccn
2016056529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
2016056529

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