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Joshilyn Jackson

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Jackson's latest novel, THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE, pubs on February 16, 2016!

New York Times Bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson is the author of gods in Alabama, Between, Georgia, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, Backseat Saints, A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty, and most recently, SOMEONE ELSE'S LOVE STORY. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages, won SIBA’s novel of the year, twice been a #1 Book Sense Pick, and three times been shortlisted for the Townsend prize. A former actor, Jackson reads the audio versions of her novels; her work in this field has been nominated for the Audie Award, was selected by AudioFile Magazine for their best of the year list, and garnered two Listen Up Awards from Publisher’s Weekly.

She lives in Decatur
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Joshilyn Jackson Sure I can, Jill, Thanks for asking. The working title is NOBODY'S NOTHING, and it is narrated by Paula, the complicated, difficult, thorny, loyal,…moreSure I can, Jill, Thanks for asking. The working title is NOBODY'S NOTHING, and it is narrated by Paula, the complicated, difficult, thorny, loyal, poisonous and righteously mighty lawyer from SOMEONE ELSE'S LOVE STORY. I have a pinterest board for it where I pin everything that helps me find the voice, if you want to look. That's probably the best way to get a sense of what the book is about:

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Joshilyn Jackson Hey Christy -- THANKS! How kind of you say. For now I will, yes. In fact, I go into the studio on October 12th to read THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE. I am…moreHey Christy -- THANKS! How kind of you say. For now I will, yes. In fact, I go into the studio on October 12th to read THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE. I am working on the voices right now. :) (less)
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Gods in Alabama

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Here in Georgia, SPRING has sprung.

You: What are talking about? This is Ju—-

Me: LA LA LA WHAT I CANNOT HEAR YOU.

You: Summer is half ov—

Me: LOOK!!! A SQUIRREL. A SPRING SQUIRREL, SPRINGING. SHUT UP.

So it is spring, and now is that terrible time when we must do THE PURGING OF THE BOOKS. Here is a sample of just one shelf, and they are ALL this bad, and they are ALL over my house.

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“God gave us crying so other folks could see when we needed help, and help us.”
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“There are gods in Alabama: Jack Daniel's, high school quarterbacks, trucks, big tits, and also Jesus.”
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“I had been born and mostly raised in the South, so I ought to have been able to find a way to reach him. Southern girls are trained from birth up that the way to a man's heart is never through the front door. They may leave a basket of cookies there, and while he's busy picking them up, they're squirming in through a back window.”
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“Who cares if it's dangerous? Who wants to be the person who doesn't touch two bells together to make a sound, who doesn't hit a baseball with a bat, doesn't grind and orange against a knife. In life, there is only collision to keep us from dissolution, and there is only love to keep us from death. In this bumping into that, there is salvation and sacrament, an end to the endless falling, a wall between us and oblivion.”
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Erick Thanks for the friending, please feel free to check out My bookshelves, quotes, friends and groups for things that might interest you or you read and forgot about.


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Beth Hi Joshilyn,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow Goodreads author!


Joshilyn Jackson Thanks. Trying to figure out how it works. FEEL WEIRD HERE. Like I am listenign in on conversations that I have NO business hearing...


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Wendy Welcome to Goodreads, Joshilyn! :)


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