Monday, July 17, 2017

#MMBBR #review #FirstLine #TheAlmostSisters by @JoshilynJackson @Morrow_PB @WmMorrowBooks

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.


#FirstLine ~ My son, Digby, began at exactly 3:02 in the morning on the first Friday in June,

I am a super fan of Jackson as a human and as a writer.  Everything she writes is so filled with characters that are easy to relate to and situations you could find yourself in.  You are immediately drawn into the rich dialogue because she can capture so many important subjects in a way that does not seem forced.  It is the kind of writing that Jackson in known for and the same thing that keep her fans coming back for more.  Another hit and one I highly recommend!  


Joshilyn JacksonJoshilyn Jackson is the New York Times Bestselling author of six novels, most recently SOMEONE ELSE'S LOVE STORY

Her short novella, MY OWN MIRACULOUS, is the prequel to her latest title, and is available as an e book and an audio download.

She lives in Decatur, Georgia with her husband and their two kids. She loves Bourbon and Hot Yoga (not together) and she has more dogs than you. Unless you have three. 

She's also an award winning audiobook narrator. 

Backlist:
GODS IN ALABAMA 
BETWEEN,GEORGIA, 
THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING,
BACKSEAT SAINTS
and A GROWN UP KIND OF PRETTY

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