Joy Jordan-Lake




Laura
1,004 books | 81 friends

Elizabe...
1,212 books | 1,165 friends


Ricki W...
151 books | 3,319 friends

Amy
Amy
1,823 books | 988 friends

Trista
1,821 books | 416 friends

Barbara...
248 books | 247 friends

Sara Burr
251 books | 3,780 friends

More friends…



Joy Jordan-Lake

Goodreads Author


Born
Washington, D.C.
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
February 2011


Joy Jordan-Lake's varied--and admittedly odd--professional experience has included working as a college professor, author, journalist, waitress, director of a program for homeless families, university chaplain, horseback riding instructor, free lance photographer, and --the job title that remains her personal favorite--head sailing instructor.

Born in Washington, D.C., Joy Jordan-Lake's first vivid childhood memory was watching her mother weep in front of the television, where newscasters were just reporting the shooting of Martin Luther King, Jr. Later moving south with her family, she grew up on Signal Mountain, Tennessee, just outside Chattanooga, where she learned to observe the ways in which communities respond with courage to bigotry
...more

Average rating: 3.93 · 804 ratings · 130 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
Blue Hole Back Home

3.93 avg rating — 768 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Why Jesus Makes Me Nervous:...

4.18 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Working Families: Navigatin...

3.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Grit and Grace: Portraits o...

4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2000
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Tangled Mercy: A Novel

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Whitewashing Uncle Tom's Ca...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
Whitewashing Uncle Tom's Ca...

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2005 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Joy Jordan-Lake…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

March: Book One
Joy is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Ask Him Why
Joy is currently reading
by Catherine Ryan Hyde (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
No Country for Ol...
Joy is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Joy’s Recent Updates

Joy is now friends with Laura
18014268
Joy is now following
1311949
Joy rated a book it was amazing
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Joy wants to read
Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison
Lie to Me
by J.T. Ellison (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Joy entered a giveaway
Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison
Lie to Me
by J.T. Ellison (Goodreads Author)
200 copies available, ends on May 31, 2017 Enter to win »
Joy is now following
126447
Joy wants to read
Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Allie and Bea
by Catherine Ryan Hyde (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Joy is now following Willie Antoni Sinkfield, Sr. 's reviews
Joy wants to read
Before the Rain Falls by Camille Di Maio
Before the Rain Falls
by Camille Di Maio (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Joy's books…
“You've had a tough crack at life, I'll give you that. But you don't got to let the bad thrown at you become the ugly you think you got to be.”
Joy Jordan-Lake, Blue Hole Back Home

“Now all white Southern women keep as a weapon against uncouth world a certain smile that can be whipped out of storage and tacked up, in an instant, covering over a multitude of too-candid moments. My mother's face, whose upturned mouth never moved, registered confusion, then fear-then landed where I expected that steely doggedly cheerful resolve of a smile.”
Joy Jordan-Lake, Blue Hole Back Home

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Challenge: 50 Books: Teri's 50 for 2009 - Late start but the race is on! 42 175 Dec 30, 2009 06:42PM  
Fans of Amish Fic...: * Cheap Christian Fiction Kindle Books 99 150 Sep 05, 2014 07:22AM  
Fans of Amish Fic...: Nominate April 2015's Group Read 6 17 Mar 15, 2015 06:09AM  
Christian Fiction...: * The monthly challenge list 71 150 Sep 01, 2016 12:16PM  
“Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.”
Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose




No comments have been added yet.