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Joshilyn Jackson

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Jackson's latest novel, NEVER HAVE I EVER pubs July 30, 2019

New York Times and USA today bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson is the author of NEVER HAVE I EVER and eight other books, including gods in Alabama and The Almost Sisters. Her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages, won SIBA’s novel of the year, three times been a #1 Book Sense Pick, been the Target Book Club 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 Deca
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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

3.86 avg rating — 19,663 ratings — published 2005 — 36 editions
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A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty

3.93 avg rating — 18,128 ratings — published 2010 — 20 editions
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The Almost Sisters

3.97 avg rating — 20,245 ratings — published 2017
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Between, Georgia

3.87 avg rating — 13,641 ratings — published 2006 — 26 editions
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Someone Else's Love Story

3.66 avg rating — 12,715 ratings — published 2013 — 15 editions
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Backseat Saints

3.82 avg rating — 9,543 ratings — published 2010 — 13 editions
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The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

3.48 avg rating — 10,890 ratings — published 2008 — 27 editions
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Never Have I Ever

3.81 avg rating — 12,434 ratings — published 2019 — 17 editions
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The Opposite of Everyone

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My Own Miraculous

3.85 avg rating — 1,752 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Springtime and The Shelf of Shame

shelf of shame

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.

Books are my own personal tr...

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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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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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