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Jackson, Joshilyn

Overview
Works: 30 works in 190 publications in 4 languages and 17,174 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Love stories  Humorous stories  Detective and mystery stories  Ghost stories 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3610.A3525, 813.6
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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 )
25 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 2,725 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."--From jacket
Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,450 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
The girl who stopped swimming by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,367 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
Backseat saints by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,021 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
A grown-up kind of pretty by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 2,016 libraries worldwide
"A novel that follows a young woman's search for the truth about who her mother really is"--Provided by publisher
Someone else's love story by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,264 libraries worldwide
Single mom Shandi Pierce's life takes a turn when an enigmatic geneticist saves her and her three-year-old genius son from an armed robber
A grown up kind of pretty by Joshilyn Jackson( Sound Recording )
14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 851 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 )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 739 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 )
11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 703 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
Shine shine shine by Lydia Netzer( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 543 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 )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 524 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
Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 502 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
Someone else's love story : a novel by Joshilyn Jackson( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 214 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
De drie beloftes van Arlene by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Een jonge Amerikaanse vrouw uit een baptistengezin keert terug naar haar geboortedorp om in het reine te komen met een traumatische gebeurtenis
Hay dioses en Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Arlene Fleet, having made promises to God in exchange for allowing her to get away with the murder of her school's abusive high school quarterback, realizes all bets are off when the arrival of an old classmate on her Chicago doorstep ten years later draws her back to Alabama to face her past, and to introduce her bigoted family to her African-American boyfriend
My own miraculous : a short story by Joshilyn Jackson( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 30 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?
Shine shine shine a novel by Lydia Netzer( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
When Maxon met Sunny, he was seven years, four months, and eighteen-days old. Sunny was different. Now, twenty years later, they are married, and Sunny wants to be "normal." She's got the housewife thing down perfectly, but Maxon, a genius engineer, is on a NASA mission to the moon, programming robots for a new colony. Once they were two outcasts who found unlikely love in each other: a wondrous, strange relationship formed from urgent desire for connection. But now they're parents to an autistic son. And Sunny is pregnant again. And her mother is dying in the hospital. Their marriage is on the brink of imploding, and they're at each other's throats with blame and fear. When an accident in space puts Maxon and his mission in peril, everything Sunny and Maxon have built hangs in the balance
My own miraculous : a short story by Joshilyn Jackson( file )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
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( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 12 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?
Bogowie Alabamy by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Polish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
 
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English (168)
Spanish (6)
Polish (3)
Dutch (1)
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