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Joshilyn Jackson

Autor(a) de Gods in Alabama

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About the Author

Joshilyn Jackson graduated with honors from Georgia State with a degree in English literature. After earning her Master's in English at the University of Illinois in Chicago, she taught university-level English. Jackson's short fiction has been published in many literary magazines and anthologies, mostrar mais and plays that she has written have been produced in Chicago and Atlanta. Gods in Alabama, Jackson's first book, won SIBA's Novel of the Year award in 2005 and was a #1 BookSense pick. Between, Georgia was also a #1 BookSense pick, which gave Jackson the distinction of being the first author to receive that status in two consecutive years. Jackson also won the Listen Up award from Publisher's Weekly for her audio book reading. Her newest book is entitled, Backseat Saints. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Joshilyn Jackson

Gods in Alabama (2006) 1,781 exemplares
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming (2008) 1,183 exemplares
Between, Georgia (2006) 1,175 exemplares
Never Have I Ever (2019) 878 exemplares
A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty (2012) 725 exemplares
The Almost Sisters (2017) 700 exemplares
Backseat Saints (2010) 679 exemplares
Someone Else's Love Story (2013) 572 exemplares
The Opposite of Everyone (1672) 411 exemplares
Mother May I (2021) 348 exemplares
With My Little Eye (2023) 96 exemplares
My Own Miraculous (2013) 60 exemplares
Mother May I (2021) 52 exemplares
Black Diamonds 1 exemplar

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I thought this would be a four star but I think it settled just below that for me. I enjoyed the general plot, the little bit of mystery, and the basics of the family drama but it started to get a bit heavy handed with the church people towards the end. I understand that was part of the larger commentary on race but it didn't really seem to be the best way to do that. I wanted more focus on Leia and her sister and on getting to know Sel more than that.

Still good though, I'd recommend.
hmonkeyreads | 64 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
I expected this book to be somewhat light hearted at the beginning, but that quickly changed. It became a novel of suspense that kept me reading. An incident 30 years previously affects the lives of 3 families as one seeks revenge. My only complaint is that I didn't care for the ending at all. As I've noted before, it's almost as if the author came to her allotted number of pages and had to end the story.
hobbitprincess | 5 outras críticas | Jan 8, 2024 |
I almost bailed on this because I had just finished The Husbands and it seemed like it was going to be mega similar but then I saw a friend with similar book taste gave it a rare 4 stars so I stuck with it... So glad I did. It was twisty adventure goodness on the cul-de-sac with minimal eye rolling required. Interesting with lots of unique relationship dynamics.
hellokirsti | 78 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |



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