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Joshilyn Jackson

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Jackson's latest novel, THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE, pubs on January 26, 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.

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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:
Joshilyn Jackson Well...I have to finish it first.... SELS is about to come out in paberback, in August, and the new one should be along a year or so later.
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The Opposite of Everyone
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The Opposite of Everyone

Paula Vauss grew up close to homeless, on the road with her free-wheeling, hippie mother. Kai was a roving storyteller who blended Hindu mythology with Southern Oral Tradition to re-invent their history e
" OH I LOVE! Write or Die.

And hate it.

I play Kamikazi Grumpy Cat mode. :)
" Ariframli wrote: "What is the main message from your novel?"

Thanks for posting--- I am not sure I have a message, per se---It's more about exploring s
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" HA -- I love all these, and I remember penny candy, BUT I am ashamed!! EMMI I AM A HUGE MOOMIN FAN! How did I MISS that in your book! *shame!* "
" I am reading Uncle TOm's Cabin for my classics book club, and after that I will reread the remarkably good ORPHAN TRAIN for my neighborhood book club. ...more "
" Oh THANKS! Truth be told, that one? I have NO idea! He started fully formed as Walcott and stayed Walcott, and the end of the book came out of his nam ...more "
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“God gave us crying so other folks could see when we needed help, and help us.”
Joshilyn Jackson, Gods in Alabama

“There are gods in Alabama: Jack Daniel's, high school quarterbacks, trucks, big tits, and also Jesus.”
Joshilyn Jackson, Gods in Alabama

“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.”
Joshilyn Jackson, Gods in Alabama

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message 4: by Erick

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.

message 3: by Beth

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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