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Jackson, Joshilyn

Overview
Works: 44 works in 379 publications in 8 languages and 21,777 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Humorous fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Ghost stories  Bildungsromans  Thrillers (Fiction)  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3610.A3525, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Joshilyn Jackson
Publications by Joshilyn Jackson
Most widely held works by Joshilyn Jackson
Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
47 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,634 libraries worldwide
"When Arlene Fleet heads up north for college, she makes three promises to God: She will stop fornicating with every boy who crosses her path; never tell another lie; and never, ever go back to the 'fourth rack of hell, ' her hometown of Possett, Alabama. All she wants from Him is one little miracle: make sure the body is never found. Ten years later, God has broken His end of the deal. Alabama has landed on Arlene's Chicago doorstep in the form of her high school archenemy, a young woman who wants to find the golden-haired football hero who disappeared during their senior year. To make matters worse, Arlene's African American boyfriend, Burr, has given her an ultimatum--introduce him to her lily-white family or he's gone. Arlene would rather burn up in a fire than let him meet her steel magnolia Aunt Florence; her eccentric, half-mad Mama; her sweet-as-pecan-pie Cousin Clarice; and all the rest of her deeply racist kith and kin. But the fickle finger of fate is pointing her south. All too soon she and Burr are on their way to confront Arlene's redneck roots, the secret she ran from, and the crime that stole her peace of mind. Back in the small town of her girlhood, Arlene's demons are closing in--and after a decade of running away, Arlene must face them all. Yet while the truth threatens to destroy the life she has built for herself, it just may open her eyes to a love powerful enough to revise her past and alter her future."--Jacket
The girl who stopped swimming by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
27 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,272 libraries worldwide
Laurel Gray Hawthorne's life seems neatly on track--a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, and a lovely home in suburban Victorianna--until everything she holds dear is suddenly thrown into question the night she is visited by the ghost of a her 13-year old neighbor Molly Dufresne
Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
28 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,263 libraries worldwide
Nonny Frett understands the meaning of "between a rock and a hard place." She's got two mothers, "one deaf-blind and the other four baby steps from flat crazy." She's got two men: her husband, easing out the back door; and her best friend, laying siege to her heart in her front yard. She has a job that holds her in the city, and she's addicted to a little girl stuck deep in the country. And she has two families: the Fretts, who stole her and raised her right; and the Crabtrees, who lost her and won't forget how they were done wrong. In Between, Georgia, population 90, a feud that began the night Nonny was born is escalating, and a random act of violence is about to ignite a stash of family secrets. This might be just what the town needs, if only Nonny wasn't sitting in the middle of it.--From publisher description
A grown-up kind of pretty by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,162 libraries worldwide
"A novel that follows a young woman's search for the truth about who her mother really is"--Provided by publisher
Backseat saints by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,016 libraries worldwide
After a gypsy predicts that Rose's violent husband will kill her, Rose grabs a gun and her dog Gretel and sets out on a cross-country escape, following messages that her missing mother has left for her and unraveling family secrets
Someone else's love story by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
26 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,886 libraries worldwide
Single mom Shandi Pierce's life takes a turn when an enigmatic geneticist saves her and her 3-year-old genius son from an armed robber
The opposite of everyone by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
23 editions published in 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,755 libraries worldwide
After being placed in foster care, Paula Vauss grows up to become a tough divorce attorney only to have her life thrown into chaos by an astonishing revelation and a cryptic message from the mother she has not seen in years
The almost sisters by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
15 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Polish and held by 1,613 libraries worldwide
"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."--
A grown up kind of pretty by Joshilyn Jackson( Sound Recording )
20 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 748 libraries worldwide
A novel that follows a young woman's search for the truth about who her mother really is
The girl who stopped swimming by Joshilyn Jackson( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 735 libraries worldwide
Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty but her estranged sister Thalia, an impoverished Actress with a capital A, is her polar opposite, priding herself on exposing the lurid truth lurking behind middle class niceties. One night Laurel is visited by the ghost of a her 13-year old neighbor Molly Dufresne. The ghost leads Laurel to the real Molly floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne's backyard pool. She enlists Thalia's help and, Laurel sets out on a life-altering journey that triggers startling revelations about her family's guarded past, the true state of her marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming
Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 649 libraries worldwide
Nonny Frett was left at birth with the wealthy Frett clan, by her biological mother Hazel Crabtree. Years later her cousins leaves a baby daughter with the family to raise and Nonny falls in love with her, continuing the untraditional mother-daughter pairings
Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 libraries worldwide
Ten years after leaving, Arlene Fleet finds she still has not escaped Possett, Alabama, when an old classmate turns up asking questions about a crime Arlene committed in her youth, forcing her into a confrontation with her past
Shine shine shine by Lydia Netzer( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
When fabricated aspects of their picture-perfect world are embarrassingly exposed by a car accident, Sunny Mann, a woman longing for an ideal life, and Maxon, her savant astronaut husband, struggle through blame and fear before confronting realities about their deep bond
Backseat saints by Joshilyn Jackson( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
After a gypsy predicts that Rose's violent husband will kill her, Rose grabs a gun and her dog Gretel and sets out on a cross-country escape, following messages that her missing mother has left for her and unraveling family secrets
The almost sisters by Joshilyn Jackson( Sound Recording )
13 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
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
The opposite of everyone by Joshilyn Jackson( Sound Recording )
16 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
Born in Alabama, Paula Vauss spent the first decade of her life on the road with her free-spirited young mother, Kai, an itinerant storyteller who blended Hindu mythology with southern oral tradition to re-invent their history as they roved. But everything, including Paula's birth name Kali Jai, changed when she told a story of her own-one that landed Kai in prison and Paula in foster care. Separated, each holding secrets of her own, the intense bond they once shared was fractured
Someone else's love story : a novel by Joshilyn Jackson( file )
15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
For single mom Shandi Pierce, life is a juggling act. She's finishing college; raising her delightful three-year-old genius son, Nathan, aka Natty Bumppo; and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced Christian mother and Jewish father. She's got enough to deal with before she gets caught in the middle of a stickup in a gas station mini-mart and falls in love with a great wall of a man named William Ashe, who steps between the armed robber and her son to shield the child from danger. Shandi doesn't know that her blond god has his own baggage. When he looked down the barrel of the gun in the gas station he believed it was destiny: it's been exactly one year since a tragic act of physics shattered his universe. But William doesn't define destiny the way other people do. A brilliant geneticist who believes in science and numbers, destiny to him is about choice. Now, William and Shandi are about to meet their so-called destinies head-on, making choices that will reveal unexpected truths about love, life, and the world they think they know
How to tell Toledo from the night sky by Lydia Netzer( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
A story of star-crossed lovers for the 21st century. Two astronomers meet and fall in love, only to find out that their mothers knew each other as children, planned for them to be soulmates, raised them to be perfect for each other, and then orchestrated their meeting. The book is about fate and determinism, science and faith, and asks the question: what is love?
My own miraculous : a short story by Joshilyn Jackson( file )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
From New York Times bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson comes an e-original short story that gives a fierce and funny character from Someone Else's Love Story a standalone adventure all her own. Shandi Pierce got pregnant when she was only seventeen years old. She fell for her son--deeply, instantly, completely--but as she sat at the table feeding him, her own mother was sliding eggs and bacon onto her plate, feeding her. Now, four years later, Shandi is still more parented than parent. She lives with her mom, her dad pays her bills, and her best friend, Walcott, acts as her white knight. But Natty is no ordinary kid, and when his savant behavior catches the attention of an obsessive stranger, only Shandi sees the true menace. To protect her son, Shandi must grow up--fast--and find an answer to the question, how can a girl remake herself into a mother?
My own miraculous : a short story by Joshilyn Jackson( file )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
From New York Times bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson comes an e-original short story that gives a fierce and funny character from Someone Else's Love Story a standalone adventure all her own. Shandi Pierce got pregnant when she was only seventeen years old. She fell for her son deeply, instantly, completely but as she sat at the table feeding him, her own mother was sliding eggs and bacon onto her plate, feeding her. Now, four years later, Shandi is still more parented than parent. She lives with her mom, her dad pays her bills, and her best friend, Walcott, acts as her white knight. But Natty is no ordinary kid, and when his savant behavior catches the attention of an obsessive stranger, only Shandi sees the true menace. To protect her son, Shandi must grow up--fast--and find an answer to the question, how can a girl remake herself into a mother?
 
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