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The almost sisters, Joshilyn Jackson

Label
The almost sisters
Title
The almost sisters
Statement of responsibility
Joshilyn Jackson
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Swept off her feet by a costumed man at a comics convention, a graphic novelist discovers that she is pregnant with a biracial child and avoids telling her conventional Southern family while assisting her elderly grandmother, who has been hiding a dangerous secret linked to the Civil War
Summary
"With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of Gods in Alabama pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are. 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. 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"--
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Storyline
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Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • RUSA Reading List, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563416
Cataloging source
DLC
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Jackson, Joshilyn
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.A3525
LC item number
A78 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single mothers
  • Pregnancy
  • Grandmothers
  • Dementia
  • Family secrets
  • Alabama
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / General
Target audience
adult
Label
The almost sisters, Joshilyn Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20910989
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780062105714
Lccn
2016056529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn960711695
  • (DLC)BK0019687613
Label
The almost sisters, Joshilyn Jackson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20910989
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780062105714
Lccn
2016056529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn960711695
  • (DLC)BK0019687613

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