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The almost sisters, Joshilyn Jackson

Label
The almost sisters
Title
The almost sisters
Statement of responsibility
Joshilyn Jackson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Leia Birch Briggs heads home to Alabama to help her family manage her grandmother Birchie's descent into dementia, her stepsister Rachel's crumbling marriage, and her own upcoming single motherhood, when a long-kept family secret finally comes to light
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"--
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • RUSA Reading List, 2018.
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10563416
Cataloging source
YDX
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Jackson, Joshilyn
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Stepsisters
  • Single mothers
  • Family secrets
  • Families
  • Pregnancy
  • Life change events
  • Alabama
Target audience
adult
Label
The almost sisters, Joshilyn Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes discussion questions and other extra material
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063824447
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First William Morrow paperback edition.
Extent
342, 26 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062105721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1017599650
Label
The almost sisters, Joshilyn Jackson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes discussion questions and other extra material
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063824447
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First William Morrow paperback edition.
Extent
342, 26 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062105721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1017599650

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