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The almost sisters, Joshilyn Jackson

Label
The almost sisters
Title
The almost sisters
Statement of responsibility
Joshilyn Jackson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Superheroes 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."--
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • RUSA Reading List, 2018.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563416
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Joshilyn
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.A3525
LC item number
A78 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stepsisters
  • Single mothers
  • Family secrets
  • Domestic fiction
  • Alabama
Target audience
adult
Label
The almost sisters, Joshilyn Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780062105714
Lccn
2016056529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)960711695
  • (OCoLC)ocn960711695
  • 525068
Label
The almost sisters, Joshilyn Jackson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780062105714
Lccn
2016056529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)960711695
  • (OCoLC)ocn960711695
  • 525068

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