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Jackson, Joshilyn

Overview
Works: 31 works in 218 publications in 6 languages and 18,765 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Love stories  Dystopias  Humorous stories  Detective and mystery stories  Ghost stories 
Roles: Author, 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 )
39 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,976 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 )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 2,564 libraries worldwide
Nonny Frett understands the meaning of "between a rock and a hard place." Shes̕ got two mothers, "one deaf-blind and the other four baby steps from flat crazy." Shes̕ 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 shes̕ 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 wont̕ 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 wasnt̕ sitting in the middle of it
The girl who stopped swimming by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 2,494 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 )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,168 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 )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 2,122 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 )
15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,757 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 )
13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 874 libraries worldwide
Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared past-and who will stop at nothing to defend their future
The girl who stopped swimming by Joshilyn Jackson( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 759 libraries worldwide
Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty. Coming from a family with a literal skeleton in their closet, she's developed this talent all her life, whether helping her willful mother to smooth over the reality of her family's ugly past, or elevating humble scraps of unwanted fabric into nationally acclaimed art quilts. Her sister Thalia, an impoverished "Actress" with a capital A, is her opposite, and prides herself in exposing the lurid truth lurking behind life's everyday niceties. And while Laurel's life was neatly on track, a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, and a lovely home in lovely suburban Victorianna, everything she holds dear is thrown into question the night she is visited by an apparition in her bedroom. The ghost appears to be her 14-year-old neighbor Molly Dufresne, and when Laurel follows this ghost, she finds the real Molly floating lifeless in her swimming pool. While the community writes the tragedy off as a suicide, Laurel can't. Reluctantly enlisting Thalia's aid, Laurel sets out on a life-altering investigation that triggers startling revelations about her own guarded past, the truth about 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 707 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 )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 579 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 535 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 510 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 400 libraries worldwide
I fell in love with William Ashe at gunpoint, in a Circle KFor 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
How to tell Toledo from the night sky by Lydia Netzer( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 167 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 )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 58 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 )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 49 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?
Das Mädchen im Pool Roman by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Lighthouse island by Paulette Jiles( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Undetermined and held by 8 libraries worldwide
In the coming centuries the world's population has exploded. The earth's crowded with cities, animals are nearly all extinct, and drought's so widespread that water is rationed. There are no maps, no borders, no numbered years, and no freedom, except for an elite few. It's a harsh world for an orphan like Nadia Stepan, and she dreams of a green vacation spot called Lighthouse Island, in a place called the Pacific Northwest
Ein Wunder ist nichts dagegen Roman by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Arlene Fleet glaubt, als 17-Jährige aus Rachegefühlen heraus einen Jungen umgebracht zu haben. Damit das Geheimnis bewahrt bleibt, hat sie Gott drei Versprechen gegeben. Trotz Freund will sie enthaltsam leben, keine Lügen erzählen und ihrer Heimatstadt in Alabama fernbleiben. Doch die Vergangenheit holt sie ein und nach 10 Jahren fährt sie auf Drängen ihrer Verwandtschaft und ihres Freundes nach Hause
Mittendrin ist auch daneben Roman by Joshilyn Jackson( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Spannendes Südstaaten-Familien Drama mit gutem Ende. Die kleine Tochter der 15-jährigen Hazel Crabtree wird von der Verwandtschaft der verfeindeten Familie Frett adoptiert. Als Erwachsene steht sie nicht nur als Friedenstifterin mitten in der Familienfehde, sondern auch zwischen 2 Männern
 
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English (185)
Spanish (6)
German (5)
Polish (3)
French (2)
Dutch (1)
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