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The Resource The Opposite of Everyone

The Opposite of Everyone

Label
The Opposite of Everyone
Title
The Opposite of Everyone
Statement of responsibility
Joshilyn Jackson
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Language
eng
Summary
A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel from the nationally bestselling author of Someone Else's Love Story and gods in Alabama—an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives.Born in Alabama, Paula Vauss spent the first decade of her life on the road with her free-spirited young mother, Kai, an itinerant storyteller who blended Hindu mythology with southern oral tradition to re-invent their history as they roved. But everything, including Paula's birth name Kali Jai, changed when she told a story of her own—one that landed Kai in prison and Paula in foster care. Separated, each holding secrets of her own, the intense bond they once shared was fractured.These days, Paula has reincarnated herself as a tough-as-nails divorce attorney with a successful practice in Atlanta. While she hasn't seen Kai in fifteen years, she's still making payments on that Karmic debt—until the day her last check is returned in the mail, along with a mysterious note: "I am going on a journey, Kali. I am going back to my beginning; death is not the end. You will be the end. We will meet again, and there will be new stories. You know how Karma works."Then Kai's most treasured secret literally lands on Paula's doorstep, throwing her life into chaos and transforming her from only child to older sister. Desperate to find her mother before it's too late, Paula sets off on a journey of discovery that will take her back to the past and into the deepest recesses of her heart. With the help of her ex-lover Birdwine, an intrepid and emotionally volatile private eye who still carries a torch for her, this brilliant woman, an expert at wrecking families, now has to figure out how to put one back together—her own.The Opposite of Everyone is a story about story itself, how the tales we tell connect us, break us, and define us, and how the endings and beginnings we choose can destroy us . . . and make us whole. Laced with sharp humor and poignant insight, it is beloved New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson at her very best
Summary
After being placed in foster care, Paula Vauss grows up to become a tough divorce attorney only to have her life thrown into chaos by an astonishing revelation and a cryptic message from the mother she has not seen in years
Storyline
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  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
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10460331
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DLC
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Jackson, Joshilyn
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Opposite of Everyone
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:98dd9469-f41c-4305-a636-0cddc40a3171
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062105707
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Opposite of Everyone
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:98dd9469-f41c-4305-a636-0cddc40a3171
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062105707
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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