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The Resource The almost sisters, Joshilyn Jackson

The almost sisters, Joshilyn Jackson

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The almost sisters
Title
The almost sisters
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Joshilyn Jackson
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eng
Summary
With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of gods in AlabamaSuperheroes 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
Summary
Leia finds her life is spiraling out of control. First she discovers she is pregnant from a one night stand, then she receives a phone call that her beloved grandmother is acting erratically. Meanwhile, she finds her stepsister in the middle of a marital crisis. Returning to her grandmother’s small hometown in Alabama to figure out the future, Leia is confronted by the past including a dark family secret. This is a compelling story about love and family told with humor and charm. Jackson paints a picture of the South that is filled with affection but is also honest. -- Janine Walsh for LibraryReads
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  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • RUSA Reading List, 2018.
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10563416
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Jackson, Joshilyn
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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adult
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The almost sisters, Joshilyn Jackson
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https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=183&titleID=3007039
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780062105738
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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DB253E0F-D176-478C-A9F1-0E8257738668
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  • (OCoLC)991595160
  • (OCoLC)ocn991595160
Label
The almost sisters, Joshilyn Jackson
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=183&titleID=3007039
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062105738
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
DB253E0F-D176-478C-A9F1-0E8257738668
System control number
  • (OCoLC)991595160
  • (OCoLC)ocn991595160
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